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Think of the children: separated ‘your other half’ could inherit more than your children

Intestacy rules may have changed on 1 October, but reminding people of the importance of making a will is still top of the Barnet Wills agenda.

Intestacy rules govern how your estate is divided if you die without a valid will.

If you die without a valid will and are separated – but not divorced – your estranged partner will inherit more than your children.

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If you do not have children, your partner or civil partner will inherit your entire estate.

Intestacy rules govern how your estate is divided if you die without a valid will.

If you die without a valid will and are separated – but not divorced – your estranged partner will inherit more than your children.

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