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What Happens to Your Wealth and Assets if You Died Without A Will?

posted 5 months ago

In Malaysia, when a person dies without leaving a valid will, it is referred to as dying intestate. The distribution of the deceased person’s estate in such cases is governed by the laws of intestacy, specifically the Distribution Act 1958 (“Act”). It is pertinent to note that the Act is only applicable to non-Muslims in Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak. The Act sets out the rules for the distribution of the estate among the deceased person’s surviving relatives.

To read more, please click the link below.

https://hhq.com.my/publications/what-happens-to-your-wealth-and-assets-if-you-died-without-a-will/

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Chan Jia Ying

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Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation (Corporate & Commercial), Construction Disputes, Debt Recovery & Tax
Harold & Lam Partnership
jiaying@hlplawyers.com

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