Distributing a Deceased's Property
What is a Will ?
A Will is a document to state the manner a person's property is to be distributed when he dies.
With a Will, how is the deceased's property distributed? ?
It will be distributed according to the will.
Without a Will, how is the deceased's property distributed?
Without a Will, the Law will decide on who shall inherit the assets as follows:-
||Manner of Distribution
||Spouse entitle to whole of the deceased's property
||Parents entitle to whole of the deceased's property
||Issues entitle to whole of the deceased's property
|Spouse and Parents only
||Spouse (1/2 share) & Parents (1/2 share)
|Spouse and Issues only
||Spouse (1/3 share) & Issues (2/3 share)
|Parents and Issues only
||Parents (1/3 share) & Issues (2/3 share)
|All Spouse, Parents & Issues
||Spouse (1/4 share), Parents (1/4 share), Issues (1/2)
Note: Issues refer to children and grandchilren.
How can family members or lawful beneficiaries inherit deceased's property?
Engage a lawyer to apply the followings from High Court or Land Office.
If a person die with a Will, a grant of probate is needed to distribute the property.
If a person die without a Will, a letter of adminsitration (LA) or a distribution order is needed to distribute the property.
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