Rules of Intestacy Flowchart

    Was the deceased married?
 
    
   YES ↓←→NO ↓   
Spouse will receive all of estate.NO ←Was the estate worth more than £270,000? 
 

Does the deceased have any surviving children?
YES
Estate shared equally between them.
   YES ↓NO ↓   
The spouse keeps all the assets (including property) up to £270,000 and all the personal possessions, whatever the value. 
Remainder of the estate will be shared as follows:
– The spouse gets absolute interest in half of the remainder
– The other half is then divided equally between the sharing children
 
YESDoes the deceased have any living children, grandchildren or other direct descendants (e.g. great grandchildren)

Does the deceased have any surviving grandchildren or great grandchildren?
 
YESEstate shared equally between them.
   NO ↓NO ↓   


 
  The spouse will receive all of the estate
Does the deceased have any surviving parents?


YES

Estate shared equally between them.
    NO ↓   

 
   Does the deceased have any surviving siblings?

YES

Estate shared equally between them. If there are no full siblings then estate is shared equally between half siblings
    NO ↓   

 
   Does the deceased have any surviving grandparents?

YES

Estate shared equally between them.
 
    NO ↓   
  
 
 
Does the deceased have any surviving aunts or uncles?
YESEstate shared equally between them.
    NO ↓   
    
Does the deceased have any surviving cousins?
YESEstate shared equally between them.
    NO ↓   
    
Crown will receive the estate.
 
  
        
    
 
   

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