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My mother died Nov 15 2017. Her & her husband operated

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My mother died Nov...

My mother died Nov 15 2017. Her & her husband operated separate bank accounts as per their pre-nup agreement

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

No hold on her husband took her money and gave it to his lawyer to look after

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

Are you in nz

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Yes can you please connect me

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Solicitor: Chris The Lawyer, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

You should contact the lawyer and tell them that you have a claim to her money under the Family Protection Act and would like to know what is there. If they refuse to supply any details you could brief a lawyer to write with a formal claim. Generally a parent has a moral obligation to provide for their children and this is the purpose of the Family Protection Act. If there is a substantial amount, you may need to file a claim in the Family Court

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