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n. - The situation of being or dying without a legally valid will.

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  • Since most people die intestate, state intestacy laws govern how most people's assets are distributed after their passing.
  • If a person dies without a will in place, state "intestacy" statutes will determine who gets the property.
  • The Bahá’í laws of inheritance apply only in case of intestacy, that is, when the individual dies without leaving a will.
  • Can you imagine what would happen to our tax and intestacy laws? for more
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