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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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My mother passed away recently, my Dad is still alive and
Hi, my mother passed away recently, my Dad is still alive and well at 96 years, however he is getting really forgetful, I guess at 96 years he is entitled to, but with this in mind he has appointed my… read more
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Is there any chance of challenging the Executors of a Will
Is there any chance of challenging the Executors of a Will after 12 yearss if there was fraud involved and the Will was negligently executed? … read more
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My sister Pauline ****** passed away on March 8 th 2017.
Hi, I am Yvonne ******, My sister Pauline ****** passed away on March 8 th 2017. Pauline appointed her brother in law as sole executor of her will, probate has now been executed and the executor and h… 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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When a person goes to the lawyers to have a will made. he is
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Our mother passed away. 1 sibling (executor) received 5 times as much as 3 other siblings
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I lie awake at night wondering whether or not my brother and
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Our mother passed away leaving her partner (who lives separately
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My brother and sister were named executors of my parents (most
My brother and sister were named executors of my parent's (most recently my mother's) will. There are four children and the estate is to be divided equally in four parts. The sister executor has been … read more
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My father passed away in New Zealand on the 9/01/2013. My 3
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I live in the US and my mother suggested that she would like
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Probate has been granted on my Mothers and my brother and sister
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Can I resign as an executor of my families estate. There are
Can I resign as an executor of my families estate. There are two executors, the other is my brother who is a solicitor and acts as administrator as well. We do not get on - to the extent where we are … read more
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My mother passed away on 17th August and my brother sister
My mother passed away on 17th August and my brother sister and myself went to the lawyer for the reading of the will last Thursday 25th August. My mother has left the whole of the estate to my sister … read more
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