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Increase in amount due to spouses and civil partners when partner dies without leaving a will

The Ministry of Justice has announced that married couples and civil partners whose spouse or civil partner dies without leaving a will are to benefit from an increase in the statutory legacy from the current £125,000 where the deceased leaves a spouse and children or £200,000 where the deceased leaves a spouse and parents or siblings but no children. From 1 February 2009 the levels will increase to £250,000 and £450,000.

A word of caution though – if you want to properly provide for your family – make a will!
 

 

 

Date: 8th September, 2008
Author: Cathy Corns

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