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What happens if you die without a Will in Singapore?

In Singapore, if a person dies without leaving a Will, the rules on intestate succession (Section 7 of the Intestate Succession Act) applies. Distribution of the deceased’s estate shall be according to the rules on intestate succession.


Note: A child includes an adopted child but does not include an illegitimate child or stepchild.

The above flowchart only applies to non-Muslims. The distribution of property of a deceased Muslim domiciled in Singapore at the time of death is governed by Muslim law and the Syariah Court.