Auckland newzealand. I want a legal advice. My brother-in- law died in december 2019 in india he is citizen of nz. He

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Customer: my brother-in- law died in december 2019 in india he is citizen of nz. He got a property on his name and how can my sister can register her name to that property. I want to know the process, what we require to do
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If your brother-in-law did not leave a will, then there are a number of ways to protect your sister's position. Because she is his wife, the Administration Act provides for her to inherit. If there are children they also get a share. To actually get the property transferred there is a process called letters of administration, which is an application to the High Court to enable the administration of her husband's estate. This can be a complicated procedure so she needs a lawyer with experience to make the application and help administer the estate. If she doesn't have a lawyer, I can suggest some people if you tell me which suburb she lives in an Auckland

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can't efford that now, even not working at the moment
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Don't worry about the phone call – the system asks that automatically

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she lives in avondale, normally how much they charge
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approx how long it takes
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It isn't really cheap – she will need to budget on spending 2 to $3000 on the lawyer but it is the only way the house can be transferred into her name. The process normally takes 6 to 9 months

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Rhonda Evans at ***** Avondale, Auckland 1026

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ok, even he got his personal bank account, how can she get access to that becasuse the loan going from his account and costing high interest rate after the maturity of the loan
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The lawyer can help sort that out. Did he have any life insurance? Sometimes bank insist on getting this so that may help

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i think he already claimed because he was on disability he had a cancer and could not able to work
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The lawyer can help with the bank-and she can probably get a benefit from WINZ as his widow

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is any procedure to transfer husbands bank account on to her account??
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Yes, but she will need to get the Letters of Administration to access the account. The lawyer can help with that. It is a pity her husband didnt leave a will as that would make this much easier

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it was not expected its unfortunate and he was only 28yrs. for the moment i got these questions, i will be in touch if i need more help. Thank you very much i am very grateful to you. Much appreciate
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Everyone who owns a house should have a will-it makes life much easier when they die in tragic circumstances. Even young people should have one. It must be hard on your family to lose someone so young

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