Tag: intestacy

The Intestacy Rules

If you die without making a Will the intestacy rules will apply to the distribution of your estate. The distribution of the estate depends on the category of relatives that you leave behind. You have a spouse/civil partner and no children: Spouse or civil partner gets everything.   You have...

5 Reasons to Make a Will

1. Gifts to your partner If you are not married or in a civil partnership then it is absolutely essential that you make a Will as your partner has no automatic entitlement to your estate. 2. Gifts to your spouse Your spouse or civil partner inherits automatically under the...

Son and Stepmother in Court Over £600,000 Estate

One lost Will and another incorrectly witnessed Will led to unexpected results in the long-running saga of Payne versus Payne. At the age of 59, retired postal worker John Payne left his wife of 30 years to marry Kim who was then in her mid-twenties. He died in 2012...