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daveg


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24/01/2009 15:04

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My wife and I need to make wills (mirrored).



Can anyone recommend a laywer please? Also, how much will it cost.



Dave.



mint1955



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We used Naomi Mehmet

Naomi Mehmet & Partners

Sarıyer Sokak, Muharremoğlu Apt No: 1,

Girne, Mersin 10 Turkey

Tel: (009) 0392 816 0440

Fax: (009) 0392 815 0702

100 each including court stamps. (june last year)



flightholiday


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Takk to Elko his wife is a lawyer and they set up what I consider a very good and protective will for us.



Stewart


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I always use Naomi ( half the staff are English ) for all my legal work.



AlsancakJack



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Depends on how complicated your will is likely to be. If you look at the HBPG website then a simple will is easy to do yourself with the downloadable template. We have been down this route and it is easy and fool proof.

AJ



jardap


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24/01/2009 16:48

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Also used Naomi Mehmet very professional service



cyprusishome


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If your will is quite simple then no need for a solicitor.



We did same as AJ and got pro forma from HBPG, took all required documents to court office, all signed sealed and placed in safe at court.



Think it cost 27tl each for stamps.



Jachin



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24/01/2009 21:46

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can't find template on the HPBG site!



cyprusishome


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Go to HBPG site and e-mail for info. They will send to you.



Yvonne



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Hi daveg,

I used Gurkan & Gurkan. It cost about 100 or so. Very simple procedure and I was brought to the Court House to watch the judge wax-stamp it and put it in the vault.

Hope this helps.

Yvonne



Jachin



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cyprusishome,



Thanks, done .



David



saucyboy69


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24/01/2009 22:06

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Hi David,



Pete here from the "Ivory", just wondering if you have heard about your PTP yet ?



We have and not good news! waiting for Advocate Mine Konat to look into it..





Pete,



Bigcheese


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When we did ours, we were taken to the court like Yvonne. The will was sealed with wax and kept by the official there, other friends went to other lawyers and just signed the wills in their office, but didn't go to the court. Not sure if this is a compulsory requirement. Does anyone know if the will is valid if not registered at the court?



Mindy



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I think the answer is NO, our Advocate prepared our wills, then, 2 days later we arranged to meet her at the courthouse and the waxing was done. You then know it is lodged with the court



AlsancakJack



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It is important that if you use an advocate to process your will you should always make sure that you get the official numbered receipt issued by the Court office. Without this it will be hard if not impossible for anyone to retrieve the will.

AJ



cyprusishome


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We went to same office as all of above, doing all the same things of sealing etc except without paying a solicitor.



IE DIY will making, I remember on one of the forums someone said along the lines - why pay those ******* ******* more money especially after most have called them the same on the forums.



The DIY will, as long as there are no complicated issues, is just as legally valid, stored in the same place etc as the one you pay for.



Before you go to an avocat get a copy of the pro form and see if it will suit your needs.



daveg


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Many thanks for all of the replies. Also to Littlenige who contracted me by email.



Our wills are simple and uncomplicated. I will try the DIY approach. 54 tl against 200 - no contest!



I have one question for Cyprusishome: When you took your will forms to the court was it in English or did you have it translated?



Dave.



cooper


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25/01/2009 15:26

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Hi Dave this link explains all about the HBPG Will Template - http://www.hbpg-trnc.net/documents/Will.html



And this is Marion's Email address from the HBPG - marian@ayza.net



Cooper



daveg


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Thanks Cooper. I'll have a look.



Dave.



fire starter


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ours done with gurken and gurken.



AndyLynnW


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Good link Cooper, many thanks, saved asking !



flightholiday


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I still stand by my suggetion in Msg 3:



Ismet (Elko) is not involved in the legal work. But for us worked with his wife who is the Advokat and they were able to create a sound will in Turkish with an English translation that I believe will stand up in court in the future.



Ask a question of more than one lawyer to see who you like, if they feel honest, if they seem competent and who seems to give good value (for a will 25/50 either way is small change when you compare it to the value of the assets you are refering to). It does not matter how many English speakers they do or don't have as long as one person with knowledge can talk with you.



ismetus@gmail.com is his email address and he can refer you to his wife.



Do remember that there are different formats for different citizens, English, German, Turkish Cypriot etc. I understand that the application of the law in North Cyprus varies in this regard.



Tom



cyprusishome


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msg 17



The will is in English, no need for translation.



AlsancakJack



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cyprusishome

Absolutely right, a will is a will regardless of the language it is made in providing that it is witnessed and signed as per required local laws. If the executor of the will is English why would it need to be in any other language?

AJ



daveg


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29/01/2009 16:42

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cyprusishome,



I have downloaded the will template and am completing it. All very simple but I have two questions:



1. How many executrors are required?



2. Must the executors be resident in TRNC?



Thanks for your help.



Dave.



Nastynipper


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29/01/2009 16:47

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2 and it helps but is not a requirement to live in trnc ( saves on air fares when you snuff it )



Jachin



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29/01/2009 16:59

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Msg 12

Hi Peter



Had an e-mail from Gurkan & Gurkan 13th Sept saying PTP has been ratified and waiting for them to contact Gultaken .



Regards

david



daveg


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Nastynipper,



I'm sorry but I don't understand your posting. Can you explain please?



Dave.



cyprusishome


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29/01/2009 18:34

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What NN is saying is that if executors live here in TRNC it will be easier for processing the will.



We told our executors that as they are also benificiaries then it is up to them how much they spemd on air fares, hotels etc. Or even appointing a third party to deal with the affairs.



They will be getting a tidy sum from sale of house whatever!!!



basheer



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29/01/2009 18:53

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imaportant,ensure you make allowance for your kids as Uk will don;t cover overseas so when I am back in town I intend to see that my kids do inherit and no issues with the turks and their polices



saucyboy69


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30/01/2009 15:25

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David,



We were told Xmas eve ours had been refused by the military, can't work out why that could be as there are no military areas any where near the apartments.



Glad you have your's, Mine Konat is looking into why it has been refused, even more confusing now we know you have yours.



Pete



daveg


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Thanks everyone.



Obviously, I can use UK based relatives as executors, and I will



Dave.



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