My son recently died without a will.

He has no spouse or children as he was never married. He was 42 years old and
died of health issues. As the father am I entitled to anything. He has a
brother and a sister. They are assuming that they get his property and
possessions. He lives in Michigan.

Asked on October 5, 2017 under Estate Planning, Michigan


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

When someone dies without a Will, they are said to have dies "intestate". This means that the laws of the state in which they were domiciled at the time of their death will control. Typically, this means that the first line of heirship in a situation when the deceased was not married or had children are their parents. In such a case, siblings only inherit if the parents are no longer living.

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