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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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Excellent procedural information to assist executors or next of kin. Includes information on what to do after someone dies, who to notify after someone dies, and what to do with the estate.


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.

Find information from Legal Aid NSW on wills, including why make a will, costs and making a valid will.

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