What Happens If I Die Without a Will?

A person who dies without a will is said to have died “intestate” and his or her probate property goes to his or her heirs under the laws of intestacy for the state in which he or she was domiciled. In Indiana, if you die without a will and, at the time of your death, you have a surviving spouse, then your probate estate is distributed as follows: If you have at least one child or other direct descendant who … Continued