Who can inherit if someone dies without leaving a will: new intestacy rules in force October 2014

From October, different rules come into force on how assets should be distributed when someone dies without making a will, but it is still likely to cause a shock to families, particularly where couples are not married or in a civil partnership.

New rules on what happens when someone dies without making a will should make it easier for families in future, but the changes don’t go far enough according to experts.

The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 received royal assent on 14 May 2014 and is expected to come into force on 1 October 2014…

Click on the link below to read the rest of the IBB Solicitors briefing.


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