Administering an estate with no will (Intestacy)
When a person dies without having made a will they are said to have died ‘intestate’. Under legislation, the rules of intestacy set out who can deal with that individual’s estate and who will inherit from their estate.
Being presented with an intestate estate can be highly confusing and distressing for those dealing with the loss of a loved one, and tax problems can also arise. It also presents a high degree of risk to those who have authority to administer the intestate’s estate as it is essential that the estate is correctly distributed strictly in accordance with the rules.
Our lawyers can assist you to navigate the rules of intestacy and provide you with the empathetic support and guidance needed to deal with the administration.
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