Dying without a Will
If you die without a valid and up to date Will or without a Will altogether then you will have died ‘intestate’. This means that South Australian laws will determine how your estate will be distributed.
Just a few examples of what might happen are:
- Any real estate you own may be sold instead of being left to a loved one.
- Special personal items, such as an heirloom teacup and saucer set or medals of service may not be given to the family members you wanted to leave them to.
- Your grandchildren may not receive the extra funds for school fees or for that international travel you always hoped they would do.
It is important that you have a valid Will. Public Trustee can help you.
The Public Trustee can be contacted on (08) 8226 9204 or on 1800 673 119 (country SA toll free) between 8.45am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. You can leave a message outside these hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively visit the Contact Us page for more contact options.