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What happens if there is no will and the deceased has young children?

13 December 2023

Where there is no will and children are to benefit from the estate, then a Testamentary Minor’s Trust is created. (What happens where there is no Will?

Where someone dies without a will it is known as intestacy. A grant is obtained from the Court (called ‘letters of administration’). Any money from the estate for a child under 18 will need to be held in trust for them until they reach 18 years of age.

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