Dying Intestate Virginia

Married with no children
If none of the decedent’s children or their descendants are alive, the spouse is entitled to the entire estate.
Married with child or children
If all of the decedent’s surviving children are also children of the surviving spouse, the spouse is entitled to the entire estate.  If one or more of the decedent’s surviving children are not also the children of the surviving spouse, the surviving spouse gets one third of the estate and the surviving children or their descendants receive two thirds.
Order of estate distribution if no spouse survives
1) children
2) parents of the decedent or their descendants
3) siblings and their descendants
4) grandparents or their descendants
5) uncles and aunts and their descendants
6) great grand parents
7) siblings of the grandparents and their descendants
Single person/ widow or widower
Same as the listing above
No surviving relatives
Entire estate passes to the Commonwealth of Virginia
State link
http://tinyurl.com/cw99od
Other links
http://tinyurl.com/32fcrd
Special notes
Relatives of half blood inherit only half as much as those of a whole blood relationship.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>