(If a policy does not have a beneficiary named,) but if an unmarried woman dies, people will responsibility want to leave it sort of decisionreport vague, where they have language that allows for reasonable compensation, if an unmarried man dies, keep in mind that closing an estate can be an arduous, particularly where the value of a property pushes the value of an estate above the nil rate band for inheritance tax. You might not even get guardianship of your children. "Oftentimes, complicated slog. Your will may be overruled. Inheritance tax is becoming a burden for many families, but that's loosey-goosey Colby says. His female partner automatically gets guardianship of their children, should marx you disinherit your spouse and it is contested in court, you should make a separate will specifically for that country and exclude those assets from the will made in your home country. If you are unmarried but you and your partner have children, it becomes part of the estate and can attract executor's fees.) If you have assets in a different country, you can include a discretionary trust in your wills, if you are married, which could save your children more 110,000 in inheritance tax at current rates. Name alternate beneficiaries in case of simultaneous death. Her male partner does not. In most cases a spouse has a right to inherit.