If you have a will
- You can make provision for your choice of funeral rites, organ donation and who will look after your children when you die.
- You can also make provision for who will receive specific assets from your estate.
If you already have a will, you have recently separately, you have remarried or your family circumstances have changed you should consider updating your will.
If you don’t have a will
- Your assets are divided according to the Administration Act 1903 (WA).
- If the family home is in your name only, your spouse will not automatically inherit the family home.
- If you are separated from your spouse, they can benefit from your estate.
- Your de facto spouse, stepchildren and same sex partners are excluded from benefiting from your estate.
- You have no choice of executor.
- You have no say in what happens to your hard-earned assets.
- It is likely to cause hardship for those you leave behind.
If you don’t have a will, contact the Legal team on (08) 9227 6300 or email for assistance.
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