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intestate

1. 
a. (of a person) not having made a will
b. (of property) not disposed of by will
2. a person who dies without having made a will
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16) As such, the virtually adopted child should be treated under the intestacy statutes as any other child of the decedent.
One significant factor was an absence of legislative intent to exclude such children from inheriting under the intestacy laws.
Two years later, the Massachusetts legislature added a provision to the intestacy statute, granting inheritance rights to children born after their fathers' deaths.
This is because the status of common law wife (or common law husband), is not recognised under current intestacy laws.
While using a will guarantees probate, it is a more desirable alternative than intestacy.
The third type of will is the one which is imposed upon you if you don't bother to make one: an intestacy.
Narrett also makes an extensive use of other primary sources (in both English and Dutch), includin vital records, tax lists, administration papers related to intestacy, estate inventories, deeds, court records, and family papers.
In contrast,, if state law requires disclosure of estate assets during probate, the nature or amount of property passing under a will or the laws of intestacy becomes public information.
If your children die after having inherited from you, their estate would either be subject to their own will, if they have made one, or the rules of intestacy if they have not.
If this is not possible, your estate will be distributed in accordance with the laws of intestacy, ie as if you had not made a will.
A Should you die without making a will then your assets would pass in accordance with the intestacy rules.