estates

What happens to the bank accounts with someone passes?

You should not withdraw funds as you are accountable to the beneficiaries of the Estate. The Bank will only share the deceased’s Bank Account information with an Executor, Administrator or the next of kin. Upon notifying the Bank of the death, all Accounts will be frozen, so no unauthorised withdrawals are made. All Direct Debits

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Contesting a Will – The time limits you need to know

In New South Wales any person has the ability to contest a will or make as we call it a “Family Provisions Claim”. However, like most litigated claims it is very important that you are aware of the statutory time limits. Without proper attention to these time limits it is highly likely that you will

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Why settlement and mediation plays an important role in estate litigation

Estate Litigation or Family Provisions Claims are usually actions taken by individuals who have been left out of a will. The sole purpose of these claims is for these people to try and gain a benefit from the estate of which they believe they are entitled too. However, much like all forms of litigation in

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