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What If There Is No Will?

Although it makes the probate process somewhat easier, a decedent does not have to leave a will in order to probate their estate.  In this situation, “Law of Intestacy” comes into effect.  This law is the order in which a decedent’s descendants of heirs fall in line as next of kin to be appointed over the decedent’s estate.  This law of descent is as follows:

1.)    Husband or Wife
2.)    Daughter or Son
3.)    Mother or Father
4.)    Sister or Brother
5.)    Granddaughter or Grandson
6.)    Niece or Nephew
7.)    Cousin

*Note:  Because each of these situations requires a slightly different approach, it is always best to contact the probate office prior to your arrival.

Please call our office at (304) 526-8627.