What happens when someone dies without a Will but it was not signed?

My sister-in-law died 1.5 years ago and everything was left to her husband. They had no children together and he just died 3 weeks ago. He has 2 children from a previous marriage. He had a Will but it was not signed. What happens to everything now? Does it get split between her heirs?

Asked on February 1, 2013 under Estate Planning, Minnesota


Victor Waid / Law Office of Victor Waid

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

All assets go to his blood relatives, (children) of the previous marriage. No signature, no will.

Matthew Majeski / Majeski Law, LLC

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Generally, the will will be invalid.  A will must be signed by the testator (the person making the will) in order to validly distribute property.  

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