In Malaysia, the rules of intestacy (when someone dies without a will) generally do not consider a spouse’s fidelity or personal behavior as a factor in determining their right to inherit. Instead, inheritance laws often focus on factors like marital status, kinship, or the presence of a valid Will.
It’s important to emphasize that this information is a general overview and may not cover all specific scenarios or considerations. Inheritance laws can be complex and may involve various factors such as the presence of a Will, the type of assets, and the number of surviving heirs.
Distribution of estate under Distribution Act 1958
The following person(s) are entitled in accordance to priority when an intestate dies without leaving a surviving spouse, child or parent:
- brothers & sisters
- uncles & aunts
- great grandparents
- great uncles & aunts
Therefore, if you are concerned about your spouse, who’s having an affair, inheriting your estate, it is advisable to have your Will written as early as possible to ensure that your assets are given to your truly loved ones.
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