Superannuation is generally outside of your estate and it is therefore not automatically an asset to be dealt with and distributed under a Will. Rather, the trustee of the super fund determines who gets your super unless you made a binding nomination in favour of one or more dependents or your legal personal representative.
Careful thought needs to be given as to who should be nominated and our wills & estates lawyers are well placed to advise about this.
Like superannuation, death benefits payable under a life insurance policy do not form part of a deceased's estate. This is yet another reason to make and update a binding death benefit nomination.
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