A will won’t be able to cover all the complexities in my life

A will won’t be able to cover all the complexities in my life

Charlie was a copra farmer from Savusavu.

He had six children. Charlie had come into the Fiji Public Trustee Office and had his will written and appointed FPTCL as the administrators.

In his will, Charlie had instructed that his properties be subdivided, and separate titles be issued to his nominated beneficiaries.

 Part of Charlies estate land was used for copra farming with the copra being sold to Morris Hedstrom Limited.

When Charlie died all proceeds from selling copra were remitted to Fiji Public Trustee office which were then paid out to the beneficiaries in order to assist them with the maintenance of the farm, and for their support.

However, the copra proceeds were not enough to cover for the subdivision and the beneficiaries had later agreed to sell part of the estate land to fund the said subdivision.

The Fiji Public Trustee with the consent of the beneficiaries had engaged a Registered Surveyor to subdivide the land into seven lots – six lots for the beneficiaries and one lot for sale. 

The subdivision was successfully completed by Fiji Public Trustee and separate titles were later issued to the beneficiaries, administration finalised and the file was closed.