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1 year 2 months ago #537984 by max2

Delicate subject.... but how does One find out when a Will is to be read? A family friend was under the impression they were to be a recipient under the terms of a relative's Will, however a senior family member says the Will cannot be processed as an Executor died some time beforehand.....

Friend thinks its possible he has been removed.....? Thus its a delicate situation he would like to make discreet inquiries. Are Wills publicly available? Auckland based issue, Solicitors unknown.

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1 year 2 months ago #537986 by Deanna

Not sure. But what I do know is, if you are mentioned in the will you will be notified. If not, you won't.


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1 year 2 months ago #537988 by spoook

IF you can be found/ traced.


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1 year 2 months ago #537991 by tonybaker

Public Trust?


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1 year 2 months ago #538009 by Hawkspur

There isn't any requirement for the will to be read out. It gets read by executors and any lawyers involved.


"If the executor dies before the will-maker, the executor’s executor becomes the will-maker’s executor, unless the will-maker has changed their will and appoints a new executor, or they have provided for a replacement executor in their will."
communitylaw.org.nz/community-law-manual...y-people-chapter-22/

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1 year 2 months ago #538171 by ccrk9

Once its gone thu probate a copy can be obtained to see what it said. For life of me I cant remember where from, but years back I got a coy of my Grandmothers will as something I expected to inherit was never given to me. Turned out I was entitled to 1/3 of the estate and my relatives had to pay back my share to me or face legal action. All very fishy. So always check the coy of the will. I think the probated coy is lodged at the nearest court to which the person lived or died


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1 year 2 months ago #538200 by jeannielea

I think you are right and they can be obtained from the court concerned. Even historic wills can be obtained I think.

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1 year 2 months ago #538223 by tonic

jeannielea wrote: I think you are right and they can be obtained from the court concerned. Even historic wills can be obtained I think.


Yes, historical probates are available online, from 1843-1998. Very interesting if you are doing family history searches.

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1 year 2 months ago #538225 by max2

ccrk9 wrote: Once its gone thu probate a copy can be obtained to see what it said. For life of me I cant remember where from, but years back I got a coy of my Grandmothers will as something I expected to inherit was never given to me. Turned out I was entitled to 1/3 of the estate and my relatives had to pay back my share to me or face legal action. All very fishy. So always check the coy of the will. I think the probated coy is lodged at the nearest court to which the person lived or died


Thankyou so much, this is what is needed.

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1 year 2 months ago #538226 by kate

This may help too, it includes the procedure that is followed if an executor dies
www.smithpartners.co.nz/library/articles...iciary-of-an-estate/


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