who inherites everything when someone passes with two sons

Both sons are over 30. There is no
will and the youngest son is

Asked on April 24, 2016 under Estate Planning, Pennsylvania


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Since there is no Will, the rules of intestate succession determine inheritance (intestate means dying without a Will).
Under intestate succession, if there is a surviving spouse, that spouse inherits the entire estate.
If there isn't any surviving spouse, each son receives one half of the parent's estate.

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