What happens when someone dies without a will.

When someone dies without a will, they have died intestate. “Dying intestate” means that your home state, such as the state of New York, decides who will administer your estate, raise your minor children, and keep your assets. Accordingly, dying without leaving a valid will can cause many complications for the surviving family members at an already difficult time. In this article, we take a look at the ways your lawyer can help you if a relative has died without leaving a will.

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