Why do I need a Will?

Dying without leaving a valid Will stating who should inherit your estate when you die will mean that you will die ‘Intestate’ and the intestacy rules will be used to decide who should inherit. This may mean that part or all of your estate will pass to those you did not wish to benefit or to the ‘Crown’ if you have no relatives.

What are the rules
of intestacy?

The process followed is broadly listed below, however this is complicated by divorce and subsequent marriage

Are you married or in a civil partnership?

Are you not married but living with your partner Do you have children?

Other descendants?


Full siblings or their descendants?

Half siblings or their descendants?


Full Uncles and/or Aunts or their descendants?

Half Uncles and/or Aunts?

No living relatives?

Check out the government website for the most up to date rules!

Who inherits if someone dies without a Will?


I have a Will but I’m
not sure if it’s still valid?

How have your circumstances changed?

Have you divorced or remarried?

Have you started up a business?

Have you purchased additional properties?

Do you have assets abroad?

For a free telephone consultation with a qualified Financial Adviser Call Regency Wills

(Agents of The Right Will)

Geographic Areas we cover:


Winchmore Hill, Palmers Green, Bounds Green, Southgate, New Southgate, Friern Barnet, New Barnet, Barnet, Whetstone, Totteridge, North Finchley, Finchley, East Finchley, Hendon, Mill Hill, Edgware, Stanmore, Golders Green, Muswell Hill, Fortis Green, Highgate, Highbury, Islington, Holloway, Stroud Green, Crouch End, Hornsey, Turnpike Lane, Stamford Hill, Clapton, Wood Green, Haringey, Enfield, Edmonton, Tottenham, Chingford, Walthamstow, Leyton, Leytonstone, Forest Gate, Plaistow, East Ham, Barking, Ilford,Hornchurch, Romford, Hainault, Chigwell, Wanstead, South Woodford, Woodford, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, Waltham Abbey, Waltham Cross,Cheshunt, Broxbourne, Hoddesdon, Ware, Hertford, Cuffley, Potters Bar.

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