Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Ordinance (Cap. 481) Factsheet

27 April 2021 | Applicable law: Hong Kong

If someone dies intestate after a decree nisi (provisional decree) has been granted but before the decree absolute is obtained, the spouse will still qualify to inherit under the intestacy. But will the condition still apply if you are a boyfriend or girlfriend?

Even with a Will, there could still be a possible claim under Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Ordinance (Cap 481). Please click here for a list of frequently asked questions for your reference.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with your usual Withers lawyers or with Billy Ko.

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