Many people think that if they pass without a Will (die intestate) their Estate will automatically pass to their loved ones, particularly their partner. This is not true.
The Administration Act (particularly section 14) automatically governs where the Estate goes. Roughly one-third goes to a partner (which might be hard to establish). The rest goes to children, siblings, cousins etc in legislated proportions.
If you don’t have a Will, or have been married, divorced or become de facto since writing one, call us today!