Dying intestate

Other Names:
Failure to make a will

If a person has not made a will, in most countries the division of their estate will be based on the laws of intestacy, (even reverting to the government) and not the wishes of the deceased.


A survey in the UK found that only 41% of married people had made a will. Altogether in the UK, two-thirds of people do not make wills.

Life Death
Societal Problems Failure
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST