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If this cash is her cash then you may well be ale to inherit some under the intestacy rules. These are the rules which govern how assets of the deceased are divided up if there is no will.
Brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews of the intestate person may inherit under the rules of intestacy. This will depend on a number of circumstances:
- whether there is a surviving married or civil partner
- whether there are children, grandchildren or great grandchildren.
- in the case of nephews and nieces, whether the parent directly related to the person who has died is also dead
- the amount of the estate.
These issues are often complex and a mis-step can be costly.
How much money are we talking about?