Tag Archives: probate

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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Willing away your shares with Bursa Malaysia

Recently, there was an opinion piece in The Star newspaper from a disgruntled person regarding Bursa Malaysia. Terming himself as an “Angry Senior Citizen”, he was questioning whether Bursa Malaysia had a rule which would prevent anyone from bequeathing his … Continue reading

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Lessons learnt from Syed Kechik’s estate legal battle

There are three lessons to learn from this classic example of intestacy, that is, a situation where someone dies without a Will (or Wasiat in the case of a Muslim). Continue reading

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10 points to a fond farewell

Here are 10 easy points to help make drafting your will a painless procedure and give a fond farewell to your loved ones: 1. Decide who will benefit Your spouse or children will not always inherit everything if you die … Continue reading

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Arranging a funeral

A rather morbid story today but a necessary one. It’s about arranging a funeral. I’m no expert in this field but if you need a professional funeral director here in Malaysia, there are several too. Losing a loved one is … Continue reading

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The probate, explained

This is interesting information on the Probate from The Times newspaper quite some time ago. Do note that the article is based on the laws of the United Kingdom and may not be totally applicable to your country of domicile. … 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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Who has the right to administer?

The court has wide discretion in appointing an administrator for the estate of a deceased person. WHEN a person’s life comes to an end, he leaves behind – apart from many other things – assets and liabilities. Of course, an … Continue reading

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