A person who dies without leaving a Will or who has a Will but it is not legally binding, is called an intestate person.
Their property (estate) must be shared out according to the rules of intestacy.
In the above case, the estate will be divided equally between the four children, this means ‘children’ as legally defined and may not include someone who has been informally adopted.
By making a Will, you are your ensuring that your estate goes exactly where you want it to go.
So many of our clients feel such a relief when they have made their Will, often saying how glad they are that it is all done.
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