Effective estate planning is the ability of a person to dispose of his or her property upon death to those he or she wishes to benefit. This is not the preserve of the very wealthy but for every individual. Misunderstandings about what happens to property, businesses and superannuation on a person’s death abound; most commonly many believe that dying without a will just means your spouse gets everything – not necessarily. The only certain result of dying without a will is that it will take longer, be more complex and cost your family more to deal with your estate – to this is often added the worry of not knowing what the deceased actually wanted. VdV Legal can provide advice and documentation to help ensure that when you die your property is dealt with as you wish.