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  • Rules of intestacy help

    Hi
    If we want to get some advice, who could we speak to?
    A family member died in December 2020, and his partner has made it known that whilst they did produce a will, they are unable to find this.
    We have read on the Citizens Advice centre that in cases where no will is in place the rules of intestacy decide what happens, however we donít understand what happens when there is knowledge a will was in place but canít be found.
    This question is not so people can make financially from this.
    Is there anything we can do to check this or speak to someone for assistance?
    Thanks
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  • #2
    Have you made enquiries with local solicitors? the deceased's bank? The National Wills Depository and Registry?

    If the original will cannot be found, sometimes a copy can be admitted to probate.

    But if no will can be located the rules of intestacy apply.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by des8 View Post
      Have you made enquiries with local solicitors? the deceased's bank? The National Wills Depository and Registry?

      If the original will cannot be found, sometimes a copy can be admitted to probate.

      But if no will can be located the rules of intestacy apply.
      Thanks, we are going to try all of those options

      So even thou it was common knowledge there was a will and now it can't be found - the rules of intestacy apply?

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      • #4
        Yes

        However if beneficiaries are in agreement they can vary the intestacy
        Basically it means that the beneficiaries can agree to write a Last Will for the person who has died Ė afterwards! Everyone who is giving anything up has to agree, (although if any of them are under 18 or lacking mental capacity, things are more complicated)

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        • #5
          Better consult a lawyer. or this article can help you orglaw.com.au/intestacy-who-gets-what

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          • #6
            orglaw why would anybody in UK want to take advice from a lawyer on the other side of the world?

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