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My late husbands mother has recently died without leaving

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My late husband's mother has recently died without leaving a will. Her daughter is her next of kin. Will she automatically inherit her mother's bank accounts? My husband was the eldest and we have three children. His sister also has three children.
Hi,

Was your late husband's mother married at the date of her death?

Tom
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

She was widdowed.

Hi

Thanks for your patience.

Her estate will pass under the intestacy rules if there is no Will.

In the case of an unmarried person with children but where one of her children has predeceased her (ie your husband) then your husband’s share’s would pass to your children:-
http://www.inheritancedisputes.co.uk/intestacy.php

Please see under the heading “YOU ARE NOT MARRIED (OR IN A CIVIL PARTNERSHIP) BUT HAVE CHILDREN”

Therefore your husband’s share of the inheritance should be divided between your three children

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