What happens if there is no valid Will?
If a person died without a valid Will their Estate will be distributed according to the rules of intestacy. The intestacy laws provide a predetermined formula for how the person's Estate will be distributed.
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What will I get if a person dies without a Will?
How the Estate is distributed depends upon whether the deceased died on or before 1 March 2010 and also which state's law operates in relation to the Estate.
To get a better understanding of which intestacy laws apply to your situation, read on below and click the situation that applies to the deceased person in question and read the corresponding intestacy laws.
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How do I get Probate if there is no Will?
If the deceased person either died without a Will or the Court has declared the only known Will to be invalid then you might be able to apply for the Court to become the Administrator of the deceased's Estate.
A grant of 'Letters of Administration' enables the person who holds the grant to collect the assets of the deceased and distribute them. Letters of Administration acts as a substitute for a grant of "probate" in these scenarios.
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