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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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Beyond statutory construction, Sherri argued that the court must look beyond the wording of intestacy statutes when determining the legislature's intent.
Wendy Edwards, an associate solicitor within Archers' wills, probate and trusts team, said: "The changes to the intestacy rules do make things simpler in some cases.
If there is no family member entitled under the intestacy rules, then the deceased person's estate will automatically pass to the government.
purposes of the statute, the applicant's state intestacy law should
Although the schedule that applies in any given state varies, rules of intestacy are universally designed to operate mechanically.
Are you familiar with the rules of intestacy under UAE law?
Not having a will in place will mean that those who are left behind will not only have to cope with grief but also intestacy rules and uncertainties.
And they're as good as intestacy if they're not properly done.
Common law marriage is not recognised in law and the intestacy provisions give no rights to cohabitees.
If you don't write a will, then intestacy laws apply.