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My ex husband and I divorced 4 years ago, he was awarded 25%

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My ex husband and I divorced 4 years ago, he was awarded 25% of the matrimonial home (which was my property before we married, and was always in my name). He has since re-married and has now been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, my question is if my ex husband has not made a will, does his percentage of the property revert back to me and his children or does it go to his new wife?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Welcome to Just Answer
Thank you for your question.
If your ex was to die without a will then his wife would inherit:
all the personal property and belongings of the person who has died, and
the first £250,000 of the estate, and
half of the remaining estate.
If no provision is made for your children then you could consider making a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for family and dependants act) 1975.
Kind Regards
Caroline
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