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Who deals with my death when there is only me

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Sir Mick View Drop Down

Joined: 13/May/2017
Location: Australia
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    Posted: 13/May/2017 at 00:57
I am a permanent resident of Australia and live in QLD. I have no relatives in Australia, only in Germany. We don't communicate on a daily basis. At current I live in Cambodia with my Australian partner, who also has no relatives in Australia.
We are wondering what would happen with us and our assets if we were to decease together? Should we make a will and if we did, still who would deal with our corpses? I appreciate your thoughts.

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Joined: 09/October/2005
Location: Australia
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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/May/2017 at 09:08
In the absence of an appointed friend or lawyer, much of what you ask depends on the laws of the country where you die. But you need a will to deal with your assets. Should you die without a will they will be dealt with according to the law of the country where you die and that may mean these assets are seized by the country, make a will, and have a talk to a local lawyer to discover what the law there states regarding estates, death duties and the like.

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