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New Laws of Intestacy and who it will affect?
Many people know that they should make a Will, but it is often something that we do not get around to making, or put it to the bottom of the “to do list”.
However dying without a legal and binding Will, can make it difficult for our loved ones that are left to sort out the estate!
Last year on March 1st, 2010 changes to the NSW Laws of Intestacy were put into place, and will affect the distribution of an estate of all people who die without a valid will.
To receive any benefit of the deceased estate, the relative must survive the Intestate by 30 days.
These new laws also affect Spouses, or de facto relationships, where the relationship has been more than 2 years.
When someone dies Intestacy, it is crucial that you receive expert legal advice from a lawyer who is well versed on Wills and Estates, and who is aware of the new laws!
Our lives can be very complicated and in death, without a Will the distribution of an estate can be complicated too! Multiple spouses, children from second marriages, mistress’, same sex couples. The changes to the NSW Laws of Intestacy take into account all of the above.
If you haven’t made a Will or you have a loved one who has died Intestacy, or you are disputing or contesting a Will, then you need expert legal advice.
Frank Boitano is an Estate Litigation Expert who can help with any disputes or challenges that may arise from a Contested Will. To make an appointment for a free case appraisal call him today on 02 9630 0444 or email