What Happens If a Person Dies Without a Will?

When a person dies without a will, the results may not be what they expect. The disposition of his or her estate will be made pursuant to state statute, and may lead to absurd results such as property eventually being jointly owned by the decedent’s parents and widow’s second spouse. This article outlines what happens when a person dies without a will, provides examples of the problems that can arise, and encourages the reader to draft a will.

This article was first published at the Texas Agriculture Law Blog at http://agrilife.org/texasaglaw

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