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What happens if I do not make a Will?

Your property will be divided according to certain legal rules (the intestacy rules). Some of them may surprise you. For example, the share your husband or wife gets may not be enough to give him or her outright ownership of your home. Also, if you are not married but have been living with someone, the person you are living with will not get anything. The following will give you a rough idea of how the rules work.