Who does heirship land go to?

My grandparents died several years ago. They didn’t have a Will. They have about 8 1/2 acres of property with 2 houses on the land. They land is considered heirship property. They had 6 children, 5 of of whom have passed away. My father is the last survivor. Is he now considered the sole owner of this


Asked on June 18, 2017 under Estate Planning, Virginia


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 died "intestate". This means that the intestacy laws of the state in which they were domiciled as of the date of their death will control the disrtibution of their estate. Typically it goes to the surviving spouse and/or children of the deceased. In the event that a child pre-deceases a parent, then the child's children inherit.

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