Intestacy Rules Flowchart

Intestacy rules were revised in October 2014. The flowchart below shows the main aspect of the rules. Note that some less common elements of the rules are not included in the flowchart – for example how the rules cover half-blood relationships. If you have detailed questions please contact us.

It is worth noting that Colin Snaith Trusts & Estates can provide services similar to Probate Services for the estate of someone who died intestate. These include:

  • applying for Letters of Administration before any assets can be collected and distributed (unless only minimal assets exist)
  • Checks, searches for relatives if required – if there is a spouse the new rules mean that such searches are no longer necessary

Intestacy Flowchart 2014