March 23, 2018

What happens to my property if I die without a Will?

California has intestacy statues. These are laws which specify who is to receive your property at death if you have passed away without a will. Under intestacy laws, property generally passes to your surviving spouse and then other relatives. If you want to leave some of your property to a friend or to a charitable organization, you will have to execute a will, as intestacy laws do not consider these outcomes.