What happens when you die without a valid Will?

If you die without a Will or a valid Will – the laws of intestacy as found in Part 3 of the Succession Act 1981 applies. These rules set out the entitlements of the next of kin of a person who died without a last Will and Testament or a Will that is not valid. The intestacy rules determine the distribution of the deceased estate to the next of kin such as a spouse, de facto partner and children or grandchildren. No Spouse Or Children If there is no spouse or children then pro