What happens if you die without a will?

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If you don’t have a will when you die, your estate will be divided in the way set out in the Administration Act.  As a result, your property may not go to the people or charities that you would have wanted to benefit from your estate.

Any property you own jointly with another person will usually pass automatically to the surviving joint owner.  For example, if you own a house jointly with another person rather than as tenants in common.  The ...

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