Yes. The law expects people to make ‘proper provision’ for certain people. These include:
- current and former spouses;
- de facto partners who are living with you around the time of your death;
- financially dependent grandchildren; and
- any other financially dependent people in your household.
If you don’t make provision for these people, they can go to court and challenge your will.
The Court will consider their needs, their relationship to you and whether they contributed to your estate (for example, as part of a marriage).
If you want to leave any of these people out of your will, you should talk to a lawyer.