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My mum recently passed away. My 2 siblings and I dont get
My mum recently passed away. My 2 siblings and I dont get along and very rarely talk. My mums will named all 3 of us as excutors and to a 1/3 share each of her estate. We need to do a probate etc to s… read more
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I am one of 4 beneficiaries to a property but can not attain
I am one of 4 beneficiaries to a property but can not attain this until my share until I reach the age of 30 as stated in the will, I'm currently 23 - can this be broken? … read more
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My dad recently passed away and so i was provided a copy of
my dad recently passed away and so i was provided a copy of his will. everything was left to my mum which isnt an issue. My Mums will is apparently exactly the same as my d Dads. … read more
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I have a tricky situation. My mother died last month and I
Hi I have a tricky situation. My mother died last month and I am her executor. … read more
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Is it possible to lodge an injunction by the owner of
Is it possible to lodge an injunction by the owner of property/possessions to halt a person qualifying as an Enduring Power of Attorney from selling such items. The owner still have very clear ideas o… read more
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Me and my 4 brothers a re on the Certificate of entitlement
Hi Chris. Me and my 4 brothers a re on the Certificate of entitlement of a property mum lived in until she passed away 6 weeks ago. we are listed as tenants in common. My brother who is executor to mu… read more
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I'm in wellington, New Zealand. This relates to my parents'
This relates to my parents' wills. Just before my father died in 2012 he asked me to organise his lawyer to visit him in hospital because he wanted to change his will. At that stage I was nominated as the POA and my brother as the executor (if both my parents had died) He wanted me to be the executor as well. He talked to a neighbour about this too. There is a record on his bank statement for 18 Jan 2012 showing a payment to the lawyer with a note of the 'lawyer's name and Will' next to it. However, after his death the lawyer had a copy of the previous doc for 2007; not updated. The lawyer was critically sick at the time and also died so the law firm was taken over. I have been assuming the position of POA for our MUm as she had dementia. SHe's just passed away and I've been notified that my brother is the executor.… read more
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Our mother passed away. 1 sibling (executor) received 5 times as much as 3 other siblings
Our mother passed away. 1 sibling (executor) received 5 times as much as 3 other siblings (will states this is for being her carer). She had lived with mum for final years of her life until she went i… read more
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I lie awake at night wondering whether or not my brother and
I lie awake at night wondering whether or not my brother and sister have been stealing money from my mother, and from me; and I wonder what I should do about it. Can you help please? My mother appoint… read more
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Hi there, My mother died in May and left a will for her real
Hi there, My mother died in May and left a will for her real estate only. My sister is the executor of the will and without consultation with myself has given away my mothers jewelry. my sister has ex… read more
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My step son and his wife moved to Australia 3-1/2 years ago.
My step son and his wife moved to Australia 3-1/2 years ago. They have 2 children currently aged 6 and 2. They separated 20 months ago and the children moved back to NZ with their mum while she tried … read more
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Can I please ask you....My father years ago lodged his and
Can I please ask you....My father years ago lodged his and mums wills with the public trust. Dad died a few years ago and the house was put in mums name. Within the last 3 months my mum decided that s… read more
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My mother died some years back and my father remarried. My
My mother died some years back and my father remarried. My father died 2 years ago. My father and step mother had set up a family trust. When my father died my step mother had her son and I appointed … read more
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My mother passed away in March. Her will was a simple one leaving
My mother passed away in March. Her will was a simple one leaving her assets to her 5 children. We have heard nothing from her lawyer since August. How long should settlement take if probate has been … read more
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My mother passed away at a resthome in March. Her home had
My mother passed away at a resthome in March. Her home had been sold previously so she just had funds invested in a Bank. Her lawyer who is also an executor applied for probate. We have now heard that… read more
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My sister is is power of attorney sole trustee and a benefactor
My sister is is power of attorney sole trustee and a benefactor of our our parents estate mum has recently gone into a home with Alzheimer my father passed away in 2004 There is a trust and also a com… read more
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Hi, my mothers a widow (37yrs). Her brother died(May 2009)
Hi, my mother's a widow (37yrs). Her brother died(May 2009) in Newington, Auckland NZ and has left in his will a small unit and some money which I'm not told. Mum's other brother (lives in Mangere, NZ… read more
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My mother has been fighting with her step daughter over her
My mother has been fighting with her step daughter over her late husbands (my stepfather) estate for the last 18 months. My step father was the director (and 100% shareholder) of a limited liability c… read more
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