What if You Die Without a Will in California?

This video features Vincent Casiano, an Estate Planning attorney based in California.

San Diego Probate Lawyer Explains Laws of Intestacy

Video Transcript: 

Rob Rosenthal: 

What happens if you die without a will in the State of California? That's what we're asking California lawyer, Vinny Casiano in this Ask The Lawyers Quick Question.

Vinny Casiano: 

If somebody dies without a will in California and they have more than $166,250 in assets, then they need to go through probate in order to ensure that their affairs are all taken care of, meaning that all their creditors are paid, all their taxes are paid, I should've switched that around, taxes get paid before creditors, as of course, you probably know the government gets there first, then administrative expenses are paid, and then what's ever left over is divided in accordance with California law. Laws that are called the Laws of intestacy.

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