WillsHub is about Australian succession (inheritance) law. It aspires to draw together legal knowledge and insights on the law on wills, no will (intestacy), family provision, and estate administration. The aim is to help understanding and demystify the law. Published by BHS Legal.
Taxation of a deceased estate
Tax is always an issue – both when making a will and for afterwards. The death of a loved one is hard enough dealing with the loss. But life goes on and finalising their affairs has to be done. This includes their tax affairs. With working through the tax affairs the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has information on what to do when someone dies and who can represent their deceased estate.
Make a will to state your wishes on who you want to inherit your property and things when you die.
Record arrangements for the care and provision of your beloved pet in your will.
The legal formalities to make a valid will require the will-maker to sign their will in the presence of at least two people as witnesses.
To make a minor change to a will, basically one clause use a short additional document; a codicil. For anything more make a new will.
Tenancy affects who inherits on death of an owner. The are two types of tenancy.
“Issue” is a legal term meaning all descendants including children. Care is needed in its use.
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No will left – intestacy
No valid will left. Who is entitled to inherit?
Dying without leaving a valid will means you the legal rules on intestacy apply to who inherits.
When someone dies without leaving a legally valid will (or testament) they are said to die intestate. Their estate is then administered and distributed according to the law on intestacy.