How having no will, or an invalid will, can cause unintended problems for your loved ones
By Anna Hacker BA (Hons)/LLB (Hons), Accredited Specialist – Wills & Estates, National Manager – Estate Planning, AUT Legal Services (part of the Australian Unity Group)
A commonly held myth about wills is that if you do not have one, all your estate goes to the government. While that is not quite true, the reality may still surprise many.
If a person passes away and does not have a will (called “intestate”), their estate is divided according to legislation. The legislation is different in each state and can provide for very different outcomes depending on where you live.
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