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Wednesday, 5 November 2008


Administration of Estates, Intestacy, Increase in Statutory Legacy

Many people think that if you are married, you do not need to leave a will, as everything goes to the spouse. They are wrong!

The spouse gets a set amount ( the statutory legacy - see below) , personal belongings, and only the income for life from half the rest

As from 1 February 2009:

Where the intestate leaves a spouse and children, the spouses legacy will be £250,000 - up from £125,000

Where there are no children, but the intestate is survived by parents or siblings, the spouses legacy will be £450,000 - up from £250,000

The position if you are not married is even worse!!!


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