The Access to Justice and Law Reform Institute of Nova Scotia makes recommendations about changes to the law. Right now, the Institute is reviewing how to distribute a person’s money, property and personal belongings if they die without a will. This is called dying intestate.

We would like to know how you would like your money, property and personal belongings to be distributed if you died without a will.

This survey has two parts. Part One gives background information about how the law operates now. It also explains why it is important to make a will.  Part Two asks questions about whether the current law should change, and if so, how.

You do not have to answer any question you don’t want to.

If you do not want to read the background information, please skip ahead to Part Two.

Thank you for taking the time to help us improve Nova Scotia’s laws.