This is what happens if you are a married person with children
and die intestate
Click here for England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
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 £300,000 of the estate
plus plenishings up to £24,000 plus a further £42,000.
The remainder passes into Legal Rights - the next step of Intestacy.
Where the children are under 16 years a guardian needs to be appointed
in case they are orphaned - otherwise your child may become involved
in custodial battles and placed into care.