Your estate must go through probate if you pass away intestate, which is when you don’t have a will or trust. The probate process decides how your assets are distributed under the law of intestate succession. Following that, your direct heirs receive your property. An heir is a person who has the legal right to receive all or a portion of your estate if you pass away intestate. Your principal heirs are your spouse, children, parents, and siblings, in that order.
Even though it is uncommon to pass away with no living heirs, it might happen. Even if you believe you know who all of your heirs are, without a will, you cannot be confident about where your assets will end up. Thav, Ryke & Associates will treat you like family in your time of need! For any questions or concerns, please contact us at 800-728-3363.