Surprisingly, 70% of the population in the UK do not have a will. This means that if you die without a will, your estate will be subject to what are known as the Intestacy Rules,

with the estate administered by an administrator.

The Intestacy rules set out an order of entitlement as to who inherits as well as to who can administer and estate. Briefly, summarised the rules provide for the following :-

  • If the Deceased is married then the surviving spouse is responsible for the estate administration
  • If the Deceased is Widowed then any surviving children would administer the estate, if no children then┬ásurviving parents and then Siblings

If the Deceased was unmarried without children, and had no siblings then the Intestacy Rules can be very complicated for this reason expert legal help should be sought, please contact on 01482 429985 or

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