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Harris, Family Law Expert
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Experience:  Family Law - Specialist in Divorce, Financial Relief and Children Matters
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If your father has no will and has remarried, what would

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If your father has no will and has remarried, what would happen to all of his assets if he dies?

Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:

-Did he obtain a divorce?

-Does he have any living or deceased children?

-If there are deceased children, do they have any children (ie. his grandchildren?)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My Dad has been divorced from my Mum for over 40 years and he re married 20 years ago, he and his current wife live in my grandparent house (his parents left him the house) myself and my sister are his only children, he doesn't have any with his current wife, although she has 3 children, all the children are alive.

Thanks - what is the size of his estate?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ooh I'm not sure the cottage they live in is a listed property and is in around 1/2 acre of land, its based within Cambridgeshire I would probably think its worth around £500k

Thanks for confirming. If he dies without a will, then his estate will be divided in accordance with intestacy rules, therefore:

-His current wife (if they remain married at time of his death) will inherit all assets up to £250,000 and all his personal possessions no matter what value

-Estate above £250,000 will be divided 50% to his current wife and 50% to be shared equally between his biological children if they are alive. If a biological child has passed away, then their children will inherit in their place.

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