Learn about the share a descendant may receive under the laws of intestacy when a person dies without a will.
When a person dies without a will, his or her descendants may inherit a share of the intestate estate. You’ve already learned about the intestate share that a surviving spouse may receive. Today, you’ll be learning about the share that a descendant may receive under the law of intestacy.
To start off our discussion, we’ll define who may be a descendant, as well as how paternity of a non-marital descendant may be proven. After that, we’ll discuss the intestate share that a descendant may...