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                                 THE LAWS OF INTESTACY (ENGLAND & WALES)

                               Are you Married / in a Registered Civil Partnership?


                                             YES                      NO

                                        Is your net estate
     Spouse / Civil
                                         worth more than        Do you have a                  Shared between
      Partner gets             NO      £250,000 excluding      Child or Children?        YES    them equally
       everything
                                        personal chattels?


                                             YES                      NO

  Spouse / Civil Partner                                        Do you have a
                                         Do you have a                                         Shared between
   gets £250,000 plus          YES      Child or Children?
                                                               Parent or Parents         YES    them equally
personal chattels, plus a                                         still alive?
life interest in half of the
 remainder. The balance
   goes to the Children
                                              NO                      NO

 Spouse / Civil Partner                  Do you have a        Do you have Brothers
   gets first £450,000                                                                          Shared equally
 plus personal chattels,
                               YES      Parent or Parents      and Sisters or their      YES    among them
                                           still alive?        issue if deceased?
  plus half the balance
  absolutely. The other
   half of the balance
  goes to the Parent or                       NO                      NO
   Parents absolutely

                                          Do you have            Do you have a
                                                                                               Shared equally
 Spouse / Civil Partner        YES        Brothers and          Grandparent or           YES    among them
   gets first £450,000                       Sisters?         Grandparents still alive?
 plus personal chattels,
  plus half the balance
  absolutely. The other
  half of the balance is                      NO                      NO
 shared equally among
  Brothers and Sisters
                                                              Do you have Uncles
                                                                                               Shared equally
                                                               and Aunts or their        YES    among them
                                                              issue if deceased?



                                                                      NO

                                                              Everything goes to the
                                        Everything goes to      Crown. This means
                                          Spouse / Civil        that a Government
                                             Partner          department known as
                                                               the ‘BONA VACANTIA’
                                                                department takes it

				
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