Join GAE
Global Advisory Experts Logo
Global Advisory Experts Logo

Find a Global Law Expert

Practice Area


Since 2010, the Global Law Experts annual awards have been celebrating excellence, innovation and performance across the legal communities from around the world.

What Happens to Your Wealth and Assets if You Died Without A Will?

posted 5 months ago

In Malaysia, when a person dies without leaving a valid will, it is referred to as dying intestate. The distribution of the deceased person’s estate in such cases is governed by the laws of intestacy, specifically the Distribution Act 1958 (“Act”). It is pertinent to note that the Act is only applicable to non-Muslims in Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak. The Act sets out the rules for the distribution of the estate among the deceased person’s surviving relatives.

To read more, please click the link below.

About the author

Chan Jia Ying

Senior Associate
Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation (Corporate & Commercial), Construction Disputes, Debt Recovery & Tax
Harold & Lam Partnership
[email protected]



who are already getting the benefits

Sign up for the latest advisory briefings and news within Global Advisory Experts’ community, as well as a whole host of features, editorial and conference updates direct to your email inbox.

Naturally you can unsubscribe at any time.

About Us

Global Advisory Experts is dedicated to providing exceptional advisory services to clients around the world. With a vast network of highly skilled and experienced advisers, we are committed to delivering innovative and tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of our clients in various jurisdictions.

Stay Informed