If your estate is worth over £25.000 and you have not made
a Will then your estate will be distributed under the rights of
This is what happens if you are a single person and die intestate.
(This includes anyone who is not married, regardless of whether
they cohabit with their partner or not).
These rules apply for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Click here for Scottish rights of Succession.
Most people who fall within this category do not have a
If you have a partner, they receive
NOTHING! - everything goes to:
- the deceased's parents- if none then to...
- any brothers and sisters - if none then...
- to grandparents - if none then to...
- uncles and aunts - if none then to...
- the Government
If it can be proven that the deceased is the real
parent of children then they will receive everything.