Asked on 08 Jul 2020
For a person without a will, you will be considered Interstate. Your estate will then be distributed according to the Intestate Succession Act ( With the exception of Muslims as their estate’s distribution will be governed by the Muslim laws and Syariah Court).
To kickstart the process, one of your next-of-kins will have to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration. It provides them the authority to act as the administrator of your estate – which in turn allows them to distribute your estate.
We have done a chart to show who will be your beneficiaries in the different scenarios. Do check out our article to find out.
14 Jul 2020
If you are a non-muslim, it will fall under the intestate succession act.
If you are a Muslim, the Syariah law applies. " Muslim intestate law, faraid, is provided for under the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA) "
The Goblins will cast a spell and it then magically disappears into the Gringotts Wizarding Bank.
But for us muggles...
The government will invoke a law (intestate succession act) to distribute it to your family (% as outlined in the rules) by default, and it ends up in their DBS/UOB/OCBC bank.