The planned reforms include:
*Measures to ensure that all marital assets pass to a surviving spouse in a marriage or civil partnership, when there are no children or other descendants of the person who has died.
*Measures to simplify the division of assets when there are children or other descendants.
*The removal of current laws which can disadvantage unmarried fathers when their children die without a will.
*The removal of current laws which can prevent adopted children from receiving an inheritance from a biological parent if they were adopted after that parent’s death.