If you die without having made a will you are said to have died intestate.

The law of intestacy lays down how and to whom, the property of the deceased person is to be distributed. Any property held solely by the deceased, along with certain assets which are held jointly, form the deceased's estate. The estate is the total value of the deceased's estate.

If you have made a valid will, then the law recognises the deceased's right to give their property to who ever they wish.

We have links with various solicitors and will practitioners allowing us to refer you to the most appropriate professional to meet your needs.

These pages refer to the Law of intestacy for England and Wales