When a Family Member Dies Without Leaving a Legal Will
When someone dies without a legal will, this is known as an intestate death. This is unrelated to an interstate death, when someone dies in a different state than where they ordinarily lived. In terms of distributing the assets of someone who died without a will, an intestate death can result in some complications, but ideally, this will not be the case. What should you do when a family member dies without leaving a will?