Do Predeceased Heirs Receive a Share of an Estate?

When a person passes away without a Will the law determines who receives shares of the estate and in what proportions. Dying without a Will is called “intestacy” and the shares which pass by intestacy are called “intestate shares”.   The law is laid out very clearly as to who receives shares and in what […]
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Who Receives My Property if I Die Without a Will?

Who Receives My Property if I Die Without a Will?   Probate (which lawyers call estate administration) is the process of settling a deceased person’s estate. This process involves appointing a personal representative, known as an administrator or executor, paying all of the debts and taxes and distributing the inheritance to the beneficiaries. The deceased’s […]
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