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An individual has died intestate leaving the matrimonial home in their sole name, valued at £325,000. The only other estate asset is a joint bank account, the proceeds of which have been transferred to the surviving spouse's sole name. How should the deceased's estate be administered?

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Published on LexisPSL on 01/10/2020

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  • An individual has died intestate leaving the matrimonial home in their sole name, valued at £325,000. The only other estate asset is a joint bank account, the proceeds of which have been transferred to the surviving spouse's sole name. How should the deceased's estate be administered?

It is assumed that the deceased died on or after 6 February 2020.

We refer you to Practice Note: Total intestacy which sets out the key matters to be considered in cases where the deceased has died wholly intestate. With respect to the position of the surviving spouse, see section: Spouse or civil partner. If the deceased left no issue, the spouse will take the entire estate. If the deceased left issue, the spouse will take any personal chattels, the statutory

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