Married partners or civil partners inherit under the rules of intestacy only if they are actually married or in a civil partnership at the time of death. So if you are divorced or if your civil partnership has been legally ended, you can’t inherit under the rules of intestacy.
Partners who separated informally can still inherit under the rules of intestacy. Cohabiting partners (sometimes wrongly called 'common-law' partners) who were neither married nor in a civil partnership can't inherit under the rules of intestacy.
If there are surviving children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of the person who died and the estate is valued at more than £250,000, the partner will inherit:
all the personal property and belongings of the person who has died, and
I am not sure where to park this, so here will do.
I have been given several boxes of my late father's belongings by my wicked stepmother.
In one of the art cases was a number of erotic prints from the Erotic Print Society and a box of vintage BDSM books (one retails for £98, I have not googled the rest).
She is keeping the John Bellamy's and the other expensive paintings and I get the vintage arty porn. As she says there is no will she is making all the rules and there is not much I can do about it.
So, my question to ARRSE is is there a market for erotic prints? Can the Art living deviants point me in the right direction to off load this high class smut.
I have thought about approaching JRM as I suspect this would be right up his alley.
No matter how good, or bad, the art, it will be the artist who will be of interest to a collector, especially if they have turned their toes up since '96.
Even if unsigned, scan them and download the RevEye app to search the images. They will be your best bet in identifying the artists, and authenticity.