Wills and Probate FAQs
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.