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My widowed mother died intestate .She has no property to bequeath

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My widowed mother died intestate .She has no property to bequeath but she has financial assets , I am one her three children & we are going to process the estate though probate with one of us acting as the representative (grant).My question is does this necessarily result in an equal distribution of the estate & if not who decides.
There are no other next of kin relatives.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.

Thank you question.
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Just because only one of you obtains the Letters of Administration does not affect the distribution of the estate.
Under the Intestacy rules the estate has to be divided equally between your mother's children - including any deceased child if that child left children of his or her own
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

There was a handwritten note left by my mother indicating an unequal

distribution of the estate , does this have any validity .It was not a will

& not witnessed.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.

It has no validity unless ALL the beneficiaries agree to respect it
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