Intestacy Law & Estate Division

Intestacy Law (who inherits) and the sums individuals inherit varies widely across the world. Scottish Law differs from English & Welsh Law and in the US and Australia differences exist from State to State.

These laws are easily misunderstood and so we encourage you to get in touch for clarification if required.


Examples of English & Welsh Law are provided below:

Intestate Estate Distribution Schedule

Intestate Estate: Fractional Entitlements

Family Relationships / Intestacy Law (England & Wales)

The Heir Hunters Process – infographic


Inheritance on Intestacy Guide (England & Wales)


This document gives more information on who benefits on intestacy law and how the estate value may affect who benefits.
Download our detailed Inheritance on Intestacy Guide (England & Wales)

Inheritance on Intestacy Guide (Scotland)


This document gives more information on who benefits on intestacy law and how the estate value may affect who benefits.
Download our detailed – Laws of Intestacy in Scotland

Further information on Inheritance Tax issues