I am a single parent with two adult children. I wish them both to inherit what property I have equally. I trust both of them completely. Is there any need to make a will ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 12 May, 2022
No. In the absence of a will the property of a deceased person who is single will be distributed according to the principles of the 1965 Inheritance Law. These state that where the deceased person has no spouse but does have children the deceased’s property is to be divided between his/her children in equal parts. Accordingly, where there is absolute trust between two adult children and they have no manipulative partners to complicate matters then it is unnecessary to make a will. If, however, either of them has a manipulative partner, then it may be advisable to make a will.