If a written will is not left, who would be the beneficiary? 5 Answers as of May 12, 2014

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James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C.
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C. | James T. Weiner
Without a will you pass "intestate" Intestate succession in Michigan is generally if married 50% to wife and balance to legal children (if children are of the marriage, e.g. all children are also the wife's, generally to the wife)if unmarried..to deceased children per stirrups (e.g. children's children if child is deceased)if no children to parents if parents have passed to brothers and sisters equally per stirrups If parents have passed and no direct brothers and sisters to grandparents and down the grand parents lines if nobody fits the above to the state.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/12/2014
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
To what? Generally wife, children, perhaps parents and sibling. How was the property titled. Generally there will be a probate estate. Right answer, engage an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/12/2014
Frederick & Frederick PLC | James P Frederick
The answer depends on if there are any probate assets or not. If there are not, then either the joint owner or designated beneficiary would take. If there were no joint owners or designated beneficiaries, then the Michigan intestate law would dictate who would take. In that case, the next of kin or the "heirs" would be the beneficiaries.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/12/2014
John Ceci PLLC
John Ceci PLLC | John Ceci
The laws of intestacy dictate who inherits when a person dies without a will. Each state's intestacy laws are different. Generally a surviving spouse is first in line and surviving children are next.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/12/2014
Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
The descendants of the deceased. Much comes into play depending on who the deceased is...a wife, mother, sibling, aunt, uncle, etc. , AND who the survivors are. You would go down the line. Leaving No will is intestate succession. Any home, non joint bank account, etc., would have to go through probate.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/12/2014
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