Dying Without a Will

Nidus encourages everyone to make a Will. However, there are some situations where an individual may be considered not mentally capable to make a Will. This fact sheet explains who has legal authority to settle an estate and gives examples of how an estate must be distributed if there is no Will.

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produced by
Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry
produced in
2018
last reviewed
April 2018 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
basics
tags
administering an estate, funeral arrangements, intestate, intestate succession, entitled to inherit, grant of administration, burial, cremation, dementia, disability, distributing the estate, estates, spousal home