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Decoding intestate- what's the deal?

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Law in a nutshell

 Intestacy means that someone has died without a Will or Valid Will. This could be because the testator has not made a Will, has married since the Will was written, or their Will has failed due to the beneficiary or beneficiaries passing away before them.

What's covered?

How to identify if someone has died intestate and the rules of intestacy / who is entitled to claim against their estate and key practice points.

Estimated length

15 mins

Recommended knoweldge level  

Beginner

Knowledge check

3 questions at the end to check your understanding