if a person died with his family and he has no relative to track. he has not signed his will than what will happen to his property?

if a person died with his family and he hadn’t signed a will and had no relative
to be tracked. law says that his property will belong to state but what is the
exception of this law?

Asked on May 3, 2016 under Estate Planning, Texas


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If the person died intestate  which means without a Will and has no relatives, heirs, next of kin, then under the rules of intestate succession, the property goes to the state.
If it turns out that there is an heir, that individual can recover the property from the state by going to the state's website under unclaimed property and following the procedures. 

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