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When a Spouse Dies Without a Will

February 28, 2023

Via: FindLaw

It is devastating to lose your spouse. But if they die without a will, it can cause even more grief and stress. Many people assume that they automatically inherit all of their spouse’s property; however, that is not the case.

When you die without a will, you are “intestate,” and a court follows state intestacy laws to distribute your property. Intestate succession laws provide for close relatives, but you may disagree with your state’s distribution plan.

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