Where there’s no Will, there’s no way . . . for you to have your say.

By jasinnottadmin, Monday, 15th September 2014 | 0 comments
Filed under: Wills and Probate.

Life is short.  We have heard it said a thousand times.  Perhaps that is why we avoid planning for our death.  In neglecting to make a Will, we are neglecting to care for those left behind. 


If a person dies without having made a Will, this is called dying intestate.  This means that the State decides the fate of their property and it will be distributed as follows: 

Surviving Relatives:  

Spouse & Children

Two thirds to spouse and one third equally between children
Spouse & No Children Spouse takes all
Children & No Spouse
Children share equally with children of a pre-deceased child taking per stirpes*

Grandchildren and No Spouse or Children
Grandchildren share equally
Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters Each parent takes one half
One Parent, Brothers and Sisters Parent takes all
Brothers & Sisters All share equally

*An example of Per Stirpes - George had three children, Bill, Bob and Barbara. Bill died in 2002 leaving two children of his own. George died intestate, a widower, in 2008. Who will take George's estate? Bob and Barbara will take one third each and the remaining one third will be divided equally between Bill's children.


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