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I am wondering about a family situation when my 86 mother
I am wondering about a family situation when my 86 mother has alsways promised me the bach I live in. It is less than a third og her estate and she has 3 children. It is the only property she has in a… read more
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Chris, I was delighted to discover that my lawyer did write
Hi Chris,I was delighted to discover that my lawyer did write in my last affidavit to the court, "My office colleagues reminded me that she has made promises in the past too, annexed hereto to be swor… read more
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I have a letter from my previous lawyer that mentions a
I have a letter from my previous lawyer that mentions a conversation he had with me. He was writing to the lawyer of the estate that is opposing my claim. In it there are notes that speak of a testame… read more
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Just to recap. As you know, I had been given a "sort of
Hi Chris. Just to recap. As you know, I had been given a "sort of promise" from my sister that I could stay in the house if she predeceased me. She made a formal promise a few months before her untime… read more
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In a reply to a past question lawyer Michael Bradley
In a reply to a past question lawyer Michael Bradley suggested that I can introduce "new" documents in court. I have independent evidence from another letter sent to me by another lawyer early in the … read more
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How have you been? My case has been postponed for a few
Hi Chris, How have you been? My case has been postponed for a few dates because it is treated as a backup case in case a more pressing family divorce type case goes ahead.Now it is set for a prelimina… read more
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By way of background, Chris the Lawyer has helped me before
By way of background, Chris the Lawyer has helped me before on this issue.It is a claim under the Law Reform Testamentary Promises Act 1949.I have filed the application in the Family Court.I am the mo… read more
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Has helped me before on this issue. It is a claim under the
Chris has helped me before on this issue. It is a claim under the Law Reform Testamentary Promises Act 1949. I have filed the application in the Family Court. I am the mother of an 11-year-old daughte… read more
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As suggested, I have indicated in my "Response Affidavit"
Hello Chris,As suggested, I have indicated in my "Response Affidavit" that there is evidence to back up my claim of my sister's Testamentary Promise. Two office colleagues have sent reference letters … read more
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There were about three occasions when my late sister and I
Hi Chris,There were about three occasions when my late sister and I had arguments. These soon died down. On one occasion it was to stop a form of elder abuse on my mother. She asked me to get out. I r… read more
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Also, To avoid the document becoming bulky, can I just
Also Chris,To avoid the document becoming bulky, can I just include a few relevant pages instead of the whole pithy document? Will they expect the whole document?… read more
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I am using the services of a Legal Aid lawyer to represent
Hi Chris,I am using the services of a Legal Aid lawyer to represent me in Court. The problem I have with him is 1) as mine is a Civil case he follows a minimalist approach and does not wish to go deep… read more
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One of my office colleagues remembers me mentioning to them
One of my office colleagues remembers me mentioning to them in the office canteen that during conversations after my mother died and before my sister died that she made the same Testamentary Promise t… read more
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I am the plaintiff in a Testamentary Promise claim over my
I am the plaintiff in a Testamentary Promise claim over my sister's estate. About 18 years ago when she was alive, during an argument she was abusive so I turned around and may have made contact with … read more
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, can you tell me who it is a lawyer dealing with a small
hello, can you tell me who it is a lawyer dealing with a small estate works for.....the beneficiaries or the executor? In our case, the executor is a friend of my past fathers and the beneficiaries ar… read more
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Hello.My mother died, in May, how do I get a copy of her will?
Hello.My mother died, in May, how do I get a copy of her will? My brother died a month ago. He left his portion of mothers house to my sister. It was suggested to me that perhaps I am entitled to a mo… read more
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HI , would like to know legal terminology to be used in will
HI , would like to know legal terminology to be used in will where daughter wishes me to raise her only daughter should she die. My daughter's father (my ex) wants wording 'joint & shared custody' sta… read more
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Are there any legal precedents in New Zealand for birth or
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