If my sister passed away without any Will and had no other living family, how can I inherit her assets?

She has no kids and her husband has expired before her.

Asked on July 13, 2015 under Estate Planning, California

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If a person dies without a Will (i.e. "intestate"), the probate court appoints a personal representative to be appointed as administrator. The court will distribute the estate according to the state laws that determine who is entitled to estate property under the rules of inheritance (i.e. "intestacy" or "succession" statutes).

For more information, here is a link to a site that you will find to be of help:

http://www.courts.ca.gov/8865.htm


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