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Just a query about your cost for matrimonial property
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I have a question about my father dying intestate. My mother
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Wills. My mother and father had in their Will their house is
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I am writing on behalf of my wife who feels she has been
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I'm in wellington, New Zealand. This relates to my parents'
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I am 58 years and have one full sister who is 55. My father,
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My mother in law left her house to my husband and his brother
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My mum has no Power of Attorney but a will. She has just
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Our mother passed away. 1 sibling (executor) received 5 times as much as 3 other siblings
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My father died 6 years ago and stated in his will that the
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The will was very old (1969) when my mother died in 1998 &
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My step mother passed away in May this year and my two sisters
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My dad has been in a rest home 5 years . We did not have to
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My mothers house is in trust to my brother and i,if he dies
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