This is what happens if you are a married person with children
and die intestate.
These rules apply for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Click here for Scottish rights of Succession.
Around 68% of the UK population do not have a Will...remember
that failure to appoint a legal
guardian can result in even more distress and insecurity for
The surviving spouse receives:
- The first £250.000 of the estate plus all the goods and
chattels and life interest only from half of the rest of the estate
until death; when the capital will go to the surviving children.
- The other half goes to the children immediately – but
if they have not attained the age of 18 years then in Trust until
that age is attained.