Intestacy - Dying Without a Will


When someone dies without a will they are sad to have died intestate, and while many assume their estate will pass directly to their loved ones, this is not always the case. In these circumstances, dealing with possessions, assets and estate can be particularly complex, but Temperley Taylor’s solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to work through even the most difficult of cases. 

If a loved one has died without a will, we can help you and your family find the quickest and most cost-effective solution to dealing with an estate – contact us now to find out more about intestacy rules, and how they apply to you. 

You can call our Middleton office on 0161 643 2411, or our Heywood office on 01706 623 511.  Alternatively, you can send us an online enquiry using our form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

What are the rules of intestacy?

When a close relative or spouse dies without leaving a will they are said to have died ‘intestate’. When this happens, the rules of intestacy apply to determine who will administer and benefit from the deceased’s estate. 

In such circumstances, the first step is to establish who should be administering the estate.

How we can help you

Temperley Taylor’s team of experienced wills and probate solicitors are here to provide as much help and guidance as possible to help you take the necessary steps to ensure you are a beneficiary of the will by:

  • Taking you through who the administrators are in your particular case
  • Explaining the role and responsibility of the administrator
  • Going through the benefits of using a legal representative to act on your behalf
  • Taking on all responsibility and potential liability associated with administering the estate

Contact Temperley Taylor 

To find out more about the Intestacy Rules and to speak to one of our solicitors to find out how we can help your case contact our Middleton office today on 0161 643 2411, or our Heywood office on 01706 623 511. Alternatively, you can send us an online enquiry and we will be in touch.