Wills – gifts to children/grandchildren

Leaving gifts to children in Wills – something quirky:

In Victoria if you leave a share of your estate to a child, and say nothing further, if that child dies before you the gift will pass to that child’s children, your grandchildren.

You may or not intend this, but the law, the Wills Act (Victoria), provides that this will happen unless you specifically express a contrary intention.

© Peter Gauld LL.B.

Peter J. R. Gauld LL.B

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