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How are inheritances distributed?

In most cases, inheritances are distributed according to the terms of a Will or trust. If there is no will, the spouse may inherit everything. If the deceased person had a spouse and children, then the spouse will inherit all personal chattels, £250,000 or less depending on the size of the estate, and 50% of any remainder while the other 50% will be equally distributed between the children.

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