How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Clare Your Own Question
Clare
Clare, Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 34278
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practice since 1985 with a wide general experience.
13262538
Type Your Law Question Here...
Clare is online now

Andrew died in 2010 leaving wife, 2 brothers, a sister, a neice,

Customer Question

Andrew died in 2010 leaving wife, 2 brothers, a sister, a neice, (being the survivor of a deceased brother) and two aunties. Estate is worth £850 (ignore personal effects) which of the following statements is correct?
a) his wife will receive £650 and balance divided equally -other than tohis aunts
b) his wife will inherit whole estate.
c) his wife will receive half the estate and the balance will be divided equally between surviving brothers and sister.

Please could you explain the answer as well
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare and I will do my best to help you
In this case (b) is true since where there is a surviving spouse the siblings have no claim on the estate
You can read more here
http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/wales/relationships_w/relationships_death_and_wills_e/who_can_inherit_if_there_is_no_will___the_rules_of_intestacy.htm
Clare