Intestacy Rules & Entitlement

Where a person dies without leaving a valid Will, their estate is distributed in accordance with the Intestacy Rules. These rules can sometimes leave those who should be provided for without an Inheritance.

Who inherits the Deceased’s estate can depends on the marital status, whether there are any children and the surviving members of the immediate family. This Intestacy Rules flowchart below provides details of what happens step by step when the Deceased lived in England and Wales.

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Inheritance Act

If the Intestacy Rules fail to make provision for you from the Deceased’s estate you may still be eligible to bring a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (see Inheritance Act).

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Intestacy Rules

Intestacy Rules Flowchart

As family relationships are varied and complex this flowchart is not definitive legal advice.