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Dan died in 2010 leaving wife, two brothers and a sister, a

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Dan died in 2010 leaving wife, two brothers and a sister, a niece (survivor of deceased brother and two aunts. The estate is worth £850,000. ignore personal effect, which of the following is correct:

1. his wife will receive £650,000 and balance will be divided equally between his other survivors other than his two aunts

2. his wife will receive 1/2 of the estate and the balance will be divided equally between his surviving brothers and sisters

3. his wife will receive one half of the estate and balance will be divided between remaining survivors

4. his wife will inherit the whole estate
Statement 1 is correct as the surviving spouse gets the first £450,000 and a half of the remaining £400,000 which is £650,000 and the rest is divided equally between the two brothers, a sister and the niece whose father has passed away and was a brother.The aunts do not get anything.
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