Estate Administration with debt and joint life cover

Hi all,

I wondered if anyone could provide some practical pointers as to how an estate like the one below would be administered in practice:

  • Property value tenants in common (husband and wife 50:50) £140,000 in total (£70,000 each)
  • Outstanding Joint Mortgage £37,000
  • Joint life cover policy for husband and wife (not in trust), sum assured £74,000
  • Each will leaves share into life interest trust for spouse remainder to children

I am hoping someone can explain in circumstances like this how much would end up in the trust & is there only one way of administering this. The couple would like half of the house to end up in the trust.

Any replies much appreciated.

Jonathan Woodwards
Woodwards Financial Planning