There are a lot of loose ends to tie up after someone dies. They include removing or memorializing social media accounts.
In Australia burials at sea are regulated under the Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981, which is administered by the Department of the Environment. Therefore, people seeking to arrange a burial at sea will require a sea dumping permit. A permit is required only for sea burial of bodies. No permit is required to scatter ashes.
An estimated 1.1 million Victorians store their wills at home where they can be misplaced, stolen, lost or damaged through house fires, floods or storms. Don't risk it! Store your Will securely with the Will Bank of Victoria (free for all Victorians).
What is a will? A will is a legal document which sets out who will receive your property and possessions when you die. When you have a valid will, you give yourself the best chance of making sure your assets go where you want them to.
A Living Will is a document which provides for people of sound mind to reject the imposition of psychiatric treatment should their rights be compromised at any time in their future. Legal advice as to the suitability of content for your circumstances and the state of Australia you live in should be obtained.
Generally, you will only be paid for your time spent as an executor if the will specifically says you should be. That said, you have the right to apply to the Supreme Court of NSW for commission regardless of what the will says.
The truth about homemade wills. Some people choose to make their own will. We think that is a mistake. Although writing your own may seem easy enough, the law around wills can be complex. When you make a homemade will, you risk not drawing it up properly or not expressing your intentions clearly enough.
We’ve all read about high profile family estate battles, like those that followed the deaths of mining magnate Lang Hancock and prominent businessman Richard Pratt. However, there are many other cases involving “ordinary” Australians that don’t get picked up by the media...
The Small Estates Officer and Registrar of the Magistrates' Court only deal with applications for basic grants of representation. They cannot provide assistance in contentious or doubtful applications. In all cases, proof that establishes the identity and right or relationship of an applicant is required. Fees apply for these services.
Welcome to the Probate Online Advertising System. Advertisements of an applicant's intention to apply for Probate and Administration must be published on this website. The fee to publish an advertisement is currently AUD$26.00 and is payable by Visa Card or Mastercard. There is no fee payable to search for an advertisement.
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The new Queensland Mental Health Act came into force on the 5th March 2017 after it had been under review since mid-2013. Due to community input, some significant advances were made in improving hu
You can access a FREE PPSR report called registrations due to expire which enables users to simply run a report that lists registrations due to expire in a specified date range.