Tag Archive: deceased estates

Help with a Deceased Estate

November 28, 2019

This week we received a referral from another lawyer to prepare the paperwork necessary to effect a transfer of one third of a property from a deceased estate to one beneficiary, in specie, i.e by direct transfer, and for the...

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The Importance of a Binding Death Benefit Nomination

April 4, 2019

I was reading a recent case yesterday about a lady whose husband passed away with no will, a small estate, $500k in super and no binding death benefit nomination. She applied for letters of administration, but she also asked the...

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Executor’s Of Deceased Estates

December 13, 2018

I saw a couple of sisters for some advice about obtaining probate or alternatively, letters of administration. Their late father told them that he had made one of them his executor, but as yet, they have not found the recent...

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Longest Mediation Session Ever!

March 8, 2018

Last week we attended the longest day’s mediation we’ve ever been involved with.  We did not get out until after 7.00pm.  We almost finished settling six related Court actions. Our clients have settled with the plaintiffs, but the plaintiffs and...

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Winding Up Estates

June 20, 2013

We’ve been helping a client wind up an estate. Unfortunately, she started without us, and distributed a lot of what should have been the residuary estate to the intended beneficiaries, including herself. However, it then turned out that the unallocated...

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The Importance of Joint Tenancy

May 5, 2013

Our client’s recently ex-husband died. The house was in joint names, so it automatically went to her and did not form part of his estate. She was not living in the house at the time of his death, but her...

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