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In an intestacy, where an adult beneficiary dies before the conclusion of the estate administration, does the inheritance under the intestacy become part of the deceased beneficiary’s own estate?

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Published on LexisPSL on 30/06/2016

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  • In an intestacy, where an adult beneficiary dies before the conclusion of the estate administration, does the inheritance under the intestacy become part of the deceased beneficiary’s own estate?

A person dies intestate if they die without a valid will being in place.

The Administration of Estates Act 1925 (AEA 1925) sets out the statutory order for the distribution of the estate on intestacy.

A person’s right to inherit is determined by fixed rules. The estate is divided between the relative(s) in the highest category. A surviving spouse or civil partner has highest priority, and there are specific rules which apply if there is a surviving spouse or civil partner.

Where there is no surviving spou

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