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DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATE UPON INTESTACY

WEST MALAYSIA AND SARAWAK

Distribution (Amendment) Act, 1997, Malaysia

Section 6 (Amended in August 31, 1997)

 

Surviving Family Members

Who is Entitled

Entitlement

Spouse Only

Spouse

100%

Issue Only

Issue

100%

Parent(s) Only

Parent(s)

100%

Spouse and Issue

Spouse

Issue

1/3

2/3

Parent(s) and Issue

Parents

Issue

1/3

2/3

Spouse, Issue and Parent(s)

Spouse

Issue

Parents

¼

½

1/4

Spouse and Parent(s)

Spouse

Parents

½

½

 

Distribution Act 1958 applies only for West Malaysia and Sarawak. Issue means children and descendants of children Parent(s) - natural mother or father of a child / lawful mother or father of a child (Adoption Act 1952)

 

The following are entitled according to priority if you die without a Will and not leaving behind spouse, issue and parent(s).

  • Brothers and sisters         - In equal shares
  • Grandparent                    - In equal shares
  • Uncles and aunts             - In equal shares
  • Great grandparents          - In equal shares
  • Great uncles and aunts    - In equal shares
  • Government                    - Whole Estate
 

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