If my uncle recently passed and didn’t leave a Will, am I entitled to anything?

My mom is executioner of his estate.

Asked on September 11, 2013 under Estate Planning, Virginia


Nathan Wagner / Law Office of Nathan Wagner

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You are probably not entitled to anything from your uncle's estate. I am assuming that this uncle is your mother's brother. The answer depends upon your state's laws of intestate succession, but in most states his assets would go first to his spouse and his children (if he has any) and then to his brothers and sisters. In other words, your mother would be ahead of you in line to inherit from your uncle. 

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