Partial intestacy occurs when there is a will but it does not fully dispose of the deceased's assets. In other words is does not cover the whole estate. It normally happens when a will has not been updated or in the case of badly worded DIY wills.
Examples of Partial Intestacy
An example of this event occurring would be wording along the lines of "I give all of my money to my children." This wording would clearly gift any money that the person had. Most people, assuming they only had money to pass on would think that this would be perfectly acceptable. The Probate Court however, would not agree. There is always something else, even though that something else may have no consequential value. Similarly, stating 'I give all my possessions to my wife,' can be deemed invalid, the definition of possessions is not clear. Does it just mean jewellery, antiques and personal effects? Or does it mean property, land or shares? This clearly creates a Partial Intestacy.
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What Happens when partial intestacy occurs?
Just like dying intestate, assets are distrusted in accordance with intestacy rules. This is a strict hierarchy which deems who inherits and how much they inherit. Although in these cases this is far from straight-forward. If you are the spouse, or relative of someone who has died under these circumstances, it is recommended that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.
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