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the situation of being or dying without a legally valid will

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Although the new law is intended to simplify the intestacy rules, Archers Law has warned that does not mean that people should put off making a will, especially where subsequent marriage or civil partnership arrangements have been made and there are children from a previous relationship.
If there is no family member entitled under the intestacy rules, then the deceased person's estate will automatically pass to the government.
For example, in the unfortunate case that one of them should pass away without making a will, then intestacy rules will affect the way the business is run.
Not having a will in place will mean that those who are left behind will not only have to cope with grief but also intestacy rules and uncertainties.
The intestacy rules of the Act provide first for the "survivor," then, where the estate exceeds $75,000, for children and issue of deceased children.
However, any assets held in the deceased's sole name fall under the intestacy rules.
Under intestacy rules, his partner Andrew Cowles will inherit nearly pounds 1million and the restwill go to hi s parents, who live in a council house in Dublin.
The problem with dying intestate is that your estate will be divided according to intestacy rules which may not be in accordance to the wishes or intentions of the deceased.
The intestacy rules provide for unequal distribution among collateral relatives when at least one collateral is related to the intestate by the whole-blood and at least one is related by the half-blood.
8 TABLE 2 Contrast of the Availability of Wealth Transfer Strategies by Married and Unmarried Couples (4) WEALTH TRANSFER STRATEGY MARRIED UNMARRIED Lifetime Exemption $1 M Unified Tax Credit X X Unlimited Transfer (Marital Deduction) X Annual Exclusion of $11,000 per Recipient X X Gift Splitting X Intestacy Rules Favoring Partner/Spouse X Community Property X Living Trust X X Tax Free Gift of Income Interest to Spouse via QTIP X Unlimited Charitable Deduction X X Charitable Donations Through a CRAT X X Favourable Social Security and Qualified Plan Distributions After Death of Spouse/Partner X
A In the absence of a will your mother-in-law's estate will be distributed according to the intestacy rules, and the rules state that (assuming her husband is no longer alive) her children will receive her entire estate.
Under intestacy rules, for someone unmarried and who has had no children, their parents are the first in line, if living at the time.
A Should you die without making a will then your assets would pass in accordance with the intestacy rules.
She needs to make a will leaving the house to you, or at the very least giving you the right to live in it, otherwise the property could pass through the intestacy rules to relatives who might want to evict you.
In summary, it remains as important as ever to ensure you have a valid Will - and that you review it regularly to make sure it is up-to-date - because without one, the intestacy rules apply, which is likely to result in the estate not being distributed as you would have wanted and in some cases people you would have liked to benefit may not be entitled to receive anything at all.