This is known as dying Intestate. The Intestacy rules make provision for spouses and certain blood relatives to inherit your assets when you die. However, the division between your family can be very complicated and it isn’t usually as expected or as you would have intended.
Where there is no Will, a surviving spouse might not be sufficiently provided for financially. In addition, young children may have access to wealth before they are financially mature.
Any unmarried partners, friends, charitable organisations, step-children and step-grandchildren would not inherit your estate if you didn’t make a Will. Instead, only spouses, blood relatives and persons adopted into your family would be included. This could include distant or estranged blood relatives. If you had no surviving relatives, your estate would pass to the Crown.
If you make a Will, you…