What happens if I die without a will?

Did you know that 50% of New Zealanders don’t have a current Will?

By not having a Will, you put the future of your assets and your family at risk.

When you make a Will you are completing a final act of love for your family.

If you die without a Will, the law is very precise as to how your estate will be divided.

If you don’t have a Will, after you die:

  • There may be long delays in distributing your assets because of Court processes which could take months to resolve.
  • Due to these processes, your estate will face additional legal costs.
  • If you have young children, there could be uncertainty as to their future custody. A Will allows you to nominate the guardian you want for your children.
  • Your assets may not go those you would have liked. The law will dictate, not you.
  • In addition to the grieving process, your family could undergo a lot of unnecessary heartache while they try to resolve these issues.

With a Will:

You can provide your family with peace of mind during what is a period of sadness and uncertainty.


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