A historic & long-needed update has occurred to Western Australian Law.
This update has changed what happens if someone dies without a will.
These changes came into effect after March 30th, 2022.
This post details these changes, and the information in this post supersedes any past references to what happens if you die without a Will on this website.
Great Southern Wills applauds these much-needed changes.
However, all adults STILL require an up-to-date Will & Estate Plan because, without one & even with these changes, you will still have no control over many important parts of your life.
Without a Will, you STILL will not have control over:
- What is going to happen to your body?
- Who will look after your kids
- Who will look after your pets
- Who will receive your super & life insurance?
- What will happen to your business?
- What will happen to your digital assets? (crypto, NFTs, social media accounts etc.)
- Who will run the farm?
There may be many other important parts of your life that may not be listed above.
If you STILL don’t have a Will, we offer a no-obligation FREE consultation with a Senior Lawyer from our team.
In your FREE meeting, we’ll take the time to get to know you and discuss all your options. We can have this discussion at our office, over Zoom or in your living room – you choose.
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Please continue reading to learn who gets what if you die without a will after March 30th, 2022
There are two different sections below outlining these changes.
The first is what happens if a spouse IS left behind.
The second is what happens if a spouse IS NOT left behind.