If I die without a will, will all of my assets go to the government?
If someone dies without a will, their assets that would be subject to a will would be governed by the intestacy provisions under the Wills Estate and Succession Act. If the intestate had a spouse and biological children with that spouse, the first $300,000 of the estate goes to the surviving spouse with the remainder to be divided evenly between any biological or adopted children. If the intestate had a spouse and had biological children but not with that spouse, then the surviving spouse would be entitled to the first $150,000 with the remainder to be divided evenly between any biological or adopted children.
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