In order to ensure that assets are distributed according to the wishes
of the deceased it is important that a legally valid will is in force at the
time of death.
there is no will the ‘intestacy rules’ dictate the allocation of the deceased’s
assets to relatives or if there are no qualifying relatives to the State.
certain circumstances a challenge can still be made in a claim before the
Australian Supreme Court.
formal written legal document by which one person (the donor) gives another
(the donee) power to represent them or act in their place for certain purposes
power of attorney or guardianship which continues to have effect even if the
donor ceases to be mentally competent.