Intestate Succession

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Definition: Intestate Succession




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Dictionary Definition


The method by which property is distributed when a person dies without a valid will. Each state’s law provides that the property be distributed to the closest surviving relatives. In most US states, the surviving spouse, children, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and next of kin inherit, in that order.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Intestate Succession are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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