Tag Archives: intestate

From BHLB Trustee to CIMB Commerce Trustee

Sigh …. why must it be so complicated? Let me set the record straight, since I’m well aware of the history of Rockwills Corporation, having been associated with this estate planning business since 1996. Long ago, which was some 20 … Continue reading

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Elements of a valid Will

If you don’t already know, Downton Abbey is a critically acclaimed British period drama television series. This series, set in the Yorkshire country estate of fictional Downton Abbey, depicts the lives of an aristocratic family, the Crawleys and their servants … Continue reading

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Dying without a Will

Here’s a story from New Zealand about a parent’s agony to withdraw the money from their deceased son’s bank account. It was a long procedure culminating in them having to get a statutory declaration. Question: Do we need to go … Continue reading

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Falsified signature

Let’s not speculate about whether the signature on the document was forged or not. For all you know, it might have been perfectly executed. But on the other hand, it could have indeed been a forgery. At the centre of … Continue reading

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Digital inheritance

If you are reading this, you must be one of countless people with Internet access. Chances are that you would have an account with Yahoo or Google or Hotmail. With social media being such a rage, chances are also very likely that you are on facebook. Possibly, LinkedIn. You may have also stored some personal data on Flickr or Picasa, or purchased some space in a digital cloud somewhere. Congratulations. You have one more thing to worry about: what happens to all this information once you die. Continue reading

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Legal battle for Syed Kechik’s RM400 million estate ends

During his lifetime, politician and businessman Syed Kechik Syed Mohamed Al-Bukhary had amassed an empire that was worth about RM400 million. Continue reading

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The heartache of intestacy (people dying without Wills)

Not leaving a Will means leaving a heartache for a bereaving family, especially one that is unaware of the legal quicksand. Can you imagine a scenario such as this: a man died without having written a Will. All he owned … Continue reading

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A cornerstone of estate planning

Making a will is a cornerstone of estate planning. If approached properly, it can be a golden opportunity to plan more than just who will get your stuff after you die. Even the simplest wills can offer invaluable peace of … Continue reading

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All in a family

Members of a family helping in the business may inherit it when the family head dies but, without an agreement, there may be no legal rights to ownership. IT IS not uncommon in a small family business for other members … Continue reading

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Estate administrator

Who has the right to administer the estate of a deceased? A PERSON making a will can direct how the inheritance is to be passed on. He may also name one or more executors and trustees to administer the estate. … Continue reading

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