Order of entitlement Intestacy – Should you die without a Will
Leaves a spouse and no children then the surviving spouse takes the whole of the estate (NET estate)
Leaves a spouse and issue (child) spouse entitled to all personal chattels (tangible, movable property) there will be a statutory legacy of £250,000.00 plus ½ of the residuary estate and then any issue takes equally the other half of the residuary estate.
Parents (no surviving spouse or issue) then parents will receive equal shares in the estate.
Brothers and sisters of the whole blood (share both parents) shared equally between them
Stepbrothers and stepsisters (who share 1 parent)
Uncles and aunts of whole blood (mothers or fathers’ real brother or sister)
Step uncle and aunts
Finally, The Crown or Dutchee of Lancaster of Cornwall