What happens if you die without a Will?
If a person dies without a valid Will, he or she dies “intestate”. Some examples of situations where an intestacy may occur:
- after making a valid Will (that has not been made in contemplation of marriage or divorce) a person divorces or marries;
- the person never made a valid Will;
- if the person making the Will is of unsound mind or mentally incapable at the time of making his or her Will; and
- if the Will is damaged to the extent that it cannot be read or interpreted.