Where there’s no will – there’s a way

Most people know that making a will is the “adult thing” to do, especially when children and other dependents are involved. However, like most unpleasant things in life, we tend to put it off for as long as possible.

In some tragic cases life can end suddenly and unexpectedly, or a person can be struck down by illness and lose their mental capacity which would otherwise prevent them from creating a valid will. So, when there is no will, what is the way?

When an individual dies without leaving a will, or if they leave an invalid will, what happens to their property in the Cayman Islands and is responsible for administering their estate?

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