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What happens if you die without a Will?

A common is misconception is that if you die without a Will then your estate all goes to the Government. Whilst this can happen in certain circumstances, it is not usually the case nor is it usually likely. This being said, dieing intestate (without a Will) can create all sorts of hardships for your family. If a husband or a wife dies without having made a valid Will, then the surviving spouse will receive a percentage of the estate, with such percentage depending upon how many children the deceased left. This can create a situation which the deceased spouse may not have contemplated. Also, it is more likely that a grant of representation will be required if the deceased died intestate, putting the estate to unnecessary expense.

Springwood Lawyers is able to discuss these issues with you and assist you to make a Will.