Intestacy – increase

An increase in the amount passing to spouses and civil partners has just been announced (from £250,000 to £270,000) – affecting people who pass away without a Will but leaving children.

It is coming into force on 6th February.

Richard Entwistle, Head of Private Client Department at Black Norman Solicitors says that whilst this is a welcome step, it is no substitute for the certainty in making a Will.