Wills & Probate
What happens if someone dies without a will?
- When people die without a will, their estate is distributed according to state law. Each state has its own rules of intestacy and inheritance, but the results are similar in most states. Under intestacy laws, most assets go to close family members first. In rare cases of no family, property passes to the state. Our estate planning attorneys can provide more detailed information about intestacy laws in your state.