Q: My uncle died and his estate needs to go through probate. He did not have a Will. Who will receive the assets of his estate at the end of the probate?

by | Mar 27, 2024 | Q&A, Trust And Estate Administration |

A: Your uncle’s estate is considered intestate because he died without a Will. California’s laws of intestate succession will be applied to determine the heirs of his estate. If he was married and had children, his spouse and children would be the heirs of his estate. If not, his closest living relatives will be the heirs of his estate. This could be his parents, siblings, or more distant relatives depending on who was living at the time of his death.