​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

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Checklist: Preparing to see a lawyer

Icon - checklist You can print this checklist to help you remember the things you should take with you to your first meeting with a lawyer about dealing with a deceased's estate.

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The will

  • original or photocopy if the original cannot be located
  • contact details of beneficiaries, if known

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Death certificate

  • Original or certified copy of the Death Certificate

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Bank accounts

  • statements, passbooks, debit cards
  • any other account held in the deceased's name

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Unpaid bills

  • utilities (for example, electricity gas, telephone)
  • rent

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Cars, boats, caravans


 

  • make and model
  • registration papers
  • estimated market value
  • insurance policies

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Shares


 

  • name of company
  • number and class of shares
  • certificates
  • dividend payments or statements

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Real estate


 

  • addresses of all properties owned by the deceased
  • type of ownership (sole, joint tenancy or as tenants in common)
  • location of title deed
  • estimated market value

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Liabilities

  • details of any home loans or mortgages
  • personal loans and car finance loans
  • credit card debts and store cards
  • outstanding bills for mobile phone, household utilities, council rates, water rates and strata levies
  • taxation debts, including HELP debts
  • other debts owed to another person/company

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Funeral account

  • invoice or receipt (if paid)

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Insurance policies


 

  • details of any health or life insurance policy

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List of questions


 

  • legal costs
  • payment method