Q: If I die without a will, will all of my assets go to the government?

A: 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 Three Hundred Thousand dollars 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 One Hundred and Fifty thousand dollars with the remainder to be divided evenly between any biological or adopted children.

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