intestacy rules

intestacy rules
England, Wales
The statutory rules (set out in the Administration of Estates Act 1925 and the Intestates Estates Act 1952) which govern the distribution of a person's estate where they have not left a (valid) will (or where the will they did leave does not dispose of all of their estate - in which case there is a partial intestacy).

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  • Intestacy — The condition of an estate of an individual who dies with property valued greater than outstanding debts, but in which there is not a valid will present. Intestacy may also exist if an existing will does not cover an entire estate. In common law… …   Investment dictionary

  • partial intestacy — England, Wales A partial intestacy occurs where the deceased left a valid will, but the will only disposes of part of the deceased s estate. The intestacy rules apply to the property that has not be disposed of in the will. Practical Law… …   Law dictionary

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  • Administration of an estate on death — In English law, Administration of an estate on death arises if the deceased is legally intestate. In United States law, the term Estate Administration is used.Where a person dies leaving a will appointing an executor, and that executor validly… …   Wikipedia

  • intestate — in·tes·tate 1 /in tes ˌtāt/ adj [Latin intestatus, from in not + testatus testate] 1: having not made a valid will died intestate 2: not disposed of by a valid will intestate property an intestate estate; specif: transmitted according to statuto …   Law dictionary

  • Letters of Administration — are granted by a Surrogate Court or probate registry to appoint appropriate people to deal with a deceased person s estate where property will pass under Intestacy Rules or where there are no executors living (and willing and able to act) having… …   Wikipedia

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