Understanding Intestate Succession
Intestate succession is the term that applies to the type if distribution
that occurs when an individual dies without leaving a legally-recognized
will, where the assets are distributed according to the laws of descent
and distribution in the state of California as well as marital rights
for any surviving spouse. Intestate succession can be a frustrating process
because state law dictates appropriate distribution of any and all of
the deceased person's assets rather than the terms of a will. In these
situations, it is a good idea to enlist the services of an expert San
Jose estate planning lawyer who can best speak for your interests and needs.
There are a number of different
probate administration distributions allowed by California State law, and some are more succinct
than others. For instance, the assets of a deceased single person with
children will be distributed in full to your children. In the case of
a single person without children, all assets are divided between both
parents , or the surviving parent if the other parent has already passed.
The process can get much more complicated in situations where the deceased
was married with or without children, but generally involves part distribution
to a spouse and part to a child.
San Jose Intestate Succession Representation
WealthPLAN, PC provides valuable insight to all clients who have lost a love one and
have no legally-recognized will to distribute assets accordingly. The
firm has a complete understanding of the intestate succession process
as well as the laws of descent and distribution and marital rights in
the state of California. They can provide preliminary consultations that
work to identify the rightful beneficiaries of assets in the case of death
without a will. You have a right to seek distribution of assets resulting
from the loss of a loved one and the firm will work hard to see that you
get everything you are entitled to under the law.
Contact a San Jose estate planning lawyer
if a loved one has died without leaving a will, and you are preparing to
engage in the intestate succession process to recover the assets to which
you are entitled.