Wills, estates and planning ahead

How do you make a valid will, and what happens if you don't leave a will? What does an executor do? And how can you ensure your wishes are followed if you become incapacitated?


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NSW legislation dealing with wills, including making a will, family provision, and intestacy.


This looseleaf service has detailed information on topics including wills, probate, intestacy, estate administration, grants of administration, family provision, and costs and fees.

Legislation and case law

NSW legislation

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NSW caselaw

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Federal Register of Legislation

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