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Rules of Intestacy - Wills Lawyers Barnes & Chiswick

At Sutton-Mattocks Solicitors, we take care of all matters relating to Wills and Probate in a professional manner.

If you Die without a Will
Married/civil partnership with kids

Your husband, wife or civil partner will be entitled to all your assets up to the value of £250,000, and all your personal possessions. The remaining portion of the estate will be divided in the following way:


• your spouse or civil partner inherits half of the remainder; and 
• your children will inherit an equal portion of the other half.

Married/civil partnership without kids

Your spouse or civil partner will be entitled to inherit everything in your estate.

Unmarried couple with kids

A partner who was not married or in a civil partnership with the deceased has no automatic right to inherit under the Rules of Intestacy. Your estate will be shared equally between your children.

Unmarried couple without kids

A partner who was not married or in a civil partnership with the deceased has no automatic right to inherit under the Rules of Intestacy. Your estate will be shared equally between (1) any surviving parents; (2) any surviving siblings; (3) any surviving half siblings; (4) any surviving grandparents; (5) any surviving aunts and uncles; or (6) everything goes to the Crown.

Single person with kids

 Your estate will be shared equally between your children.

Single person without kids

Your estate will be shared equally between (1) any surviving parents; (2) any surviving siblings; (3) any surviving half siblings; (4) any surviving grandparents; (5) any surviving aunts and uncles; or (6) everything goes to the Crown.

If you Die with a Will
Married/civil partnership with kids

Creating a Will before your death will ensure your assets are distributed among your loved ones exactly how you wish. If your children inherit money or property in accordance with your Will, these assets will be held in trust until they reach the age of 18. 

Married/civil partnership without kids

Creating a Will before your death will ensure your assets are distributed among your loved ones exactly how you wish. As well as your partner, you may also wish to leave assets to other family members, including neices and nephews. 

Unmarried couple with kids

It is especially important to write a Will if you are unmarried, as your partner has no automatic right to inherit from your estate if you die without one. If you are unmarried with children, writing a Will, and keeping it up to date, will ensure your partner and children get what you want them to have.

Unmarried couple without kids

It is especially important to write a Will if you are unmarried, as your partner has no automatic right to inherit from your estate if you die without one. If you are unmarried with no children, writing a Will, and keeping it up to date, will ensure your partner - and any other relatives, close friends or organisations - get what you want them to have.

Single person with kids

Writing a Will allows you to decide which particular assets should be inherited by your children, and include any other people or bodies that you wish. 

Single person without kids

Writing a Will allows you to control how your estate wil be distributed among relatives and close friends, and organisations that matter to you. 

Contact our Wills and Probate Lawyers in Barnes & Chiswick, London

We have offices in Barnes and Chiswick, and we cover London, the Home Counties and the surrounding areas of East Sheen, Mortlake, Putney, Roehampton, Richmond, Kingston, Wandsworth, Chelsea, Fulham, Kensington, Hammersmith, Ealing, Kew, Isleworth, Hampton, Sunbury, Staines, Hounslow, Twickenham, Teddington, Brentford, Gunnersbury, White City and Shepherd’s Bush.

When you instruct Sutton-Mattocks to advise on your Wills or Probate matter, you will receive professional advice from one of our most experienced lawyers, who will remain your dedicated point of contact throughout. We pride ourselves on being highly personable. Our dedication to client care has earned us many repeat clients and recommendations. As a mark of our commitment to providing exceptional client care, we hold a Wills and Inheritance Quality Accreditation from the Law Society of England and Wales. If you require advice on any Wills and Probate legal issue, please contact us today. Fill in our contact form, or phone our Barnes office on 020 8876 8811 or Chiswick on 020 8994 7344.

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