If I am a bit quiet. . .

HBS Guy

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Working on Mum’s estate. Going to try to get a Grant of Probate on her will without using a lawyer, then deal with the bank and land titles office.

Couple of other things too, will let you know down the track.
 

johnsmith

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Working on Mum’s estate. Going to try to get a Grant of Probate on her will without using a lawyer, then deal with the bank and land titles office.

Couple of other things too, will let you know down the track.
good luck with the probate. Just finished my mums last month. What a pain in the arse, made worse because she died in Italy and we had to get affidavits etc from Italy. What a head ache, the stupid aussie courts refused to make any concessions for the effect covid and the lockdowns were having in Italy
 

HBS Guy

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While you got them, give them a huig now and then, tell them you love them. Sounds corny—what is the point of fine words after they are dead?
 

HBS Guy

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Greg might have a complicated situation—each parent presumably has made out a will leaving their estate to the other parent? Might be an idea for each to make a new will leaving their estate to you? I don’t know but that was how Mum and Dad’s wills were drawn up. Maybe seek legal advice, Greg?
 

HBS Guy

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Getting legal help with the Grant of Probate.

Have to get another copy of my birth certificate from Holland, maybe a passport.
 

greggerypeccary

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Greg might have a complicated situation—each parent presumably has made out a will leaving their estate to the other parent? Might be an idea for each to make a new will leaving their estate to you? I don’t know but that was how Mum and Dad’s wills were drawn up. Maybe seek legal advice, Greg?
Nah, it's all very straight forward thankfully.

I had the wills drawn up properly by a lawyer.
 

HBS Guy

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Some photos, some of my jade and a book of mine went missing after Mum died. Shit like that is unfortunately common with death. My sisters should be happy—many cases like mine the carer has slimed the title from the person being cared for to the carer! Doubt Mum would have agreed tho, despite the dementia.

Luckily I got some photos from cousins, one here, one in Holland.
 

johnsmith

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Shit like that is unfortunately common with death.

especially when the deceased is overseas.

My grandmother ALWAYS had cash hidden away in various places. As she couldn't get out often, she wanted to make sure that in the event of an emergency, she would have money to deal with it. By the time mum got there there wasn't a cent anywhere in the house. They went through everything, including my grandmothers underwear. Who knows what else they took that we aren't aware off. Disgraceful behaviour.
 

HBS Guy

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Yeah, b-i-l was executor for his father, the amount of money stolen was huge, and they whined for more until his Mum said to pay it to them.
 

HBS Guy

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Today would have been Mum’s 101st birthday. Me and younger sis cleared her bedroom and the lounge. While we had lunch a candle burned by Mum’s portrait.
 

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Happy birthday to your mum, Monk. I hope the good memories outshone the sadness.

Greg i wish you all the very best for tomorrow. I hope it's not unbearable. I hope people tell lovely stories of his life to help you through.
 
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