Wills and testaments

When a person dies without leaving a will, the law dictates what is to happen to their possessions, be it a few pounds, some cherished objects or jewellery or a large amount of money.

When somebody dies without a will the person's 'estate', is divided among members of the family under strict rules contained in the Administration of Estates Act after all bills are paid.

Further Information

To find out more regarding making a will and why it is important please visit the GOV.UK website.

Details of solicitors who specialise in this area of the law can be obtained from the Law Society. Alternatively, you can seek advice and assistance from your local Citizen Advice office.

Please note that the council does not provide actual legal advice to members of the public. This section provides information and guidance regarding various legal matters and where to go for further information.

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