What happens if I die without a will?
In 2018 an Australian research organisation conducted a survey that found more than half of Australian adults – almost 10 million people - don’t have a will. While Queensland was the state with best take up, the survey found only 50% of adults here have made a will. The survey did not address how many of the people who have wills may have wills that are incomplete or ineffective. Most of us are aware that we should have an appropriate will in place to deal with out estate after we die, but for a variety of reasons – most commonly that they simply haven’t got around to it yet – people are often reluctant to undertake this important process. It is important to understand what happens if someone dies without a will, and why it important that if you make a will, it is prepared correctly and effectively.
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