When someone passes away, they may or may not have a Will. If someone dies in New York without a will, it is referred to as dying “intestate.” When this happens, the state has laws in place to determine how the deceased person’s assets will be distributed.
In general, the deceased person’s assets will be distributed to their nearest relatives, starting with their spouse and children. If the deceased person did not have a spouse or children, the assets will be distributed to their parents, siblings, or other more distant relatives. If the deceased person did not have any living relatives, their assets will go to the state.
If you need help with the New York Probate or Estate Administration process, contact the Law Offices of Tracy R. Field today. You may schedule a 15-minute Discovery Call with our attorney to see if we can assist with your probate or estate administration needs.