intestate succession

Definition of "intestate succession"
  1. The distribution process of an individual's property who dies without a valid will, where the law dictates that the property is inherited by the nearest relatives in a specific order
How to use "intestate succession" in a sentence
  1. Since there was no valid will, my uncle's property was divided through intestate succession.
  2. Intestate succession laws ensured the decedent's property was given to his surviving spouse and children.
  3. Without a will to stipulate the distribution of assets, intestate succession became applicable.

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