Many people automatically assume that if they die their assets will automatically go to their partner, but sadly this isn’t necessarily the case. Dying without a Will is called “Intestacy” or “Dying Intestate” and each year the Government makes millions of pounds from people who haven’t made their wishes clear in a Will. Don’t let this happen to you!
The rules on Intestacy are set out in the Administration of Estates Act 1925 amended by the Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014 which simplified the previous rules a little.
We can divide the intestacy rules into two sections, depending on whether you are married/in a civil partnership or not:
As you can see, the rules are complex and potentially unfair. All of this can be avoided with one simple fix – contact Backhouse Solicitors today and let us help you make a Will.
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