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Good morning. When someone dies without a will, the intestate
succession rules of the state govern the distribution of the estate
. Under Kentucky Code Section, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the estate would be distributed in the following priority:
(2) To his father and mother, if both are living, one (1) moiety each; but if the father is dead, the mother, if living, shall take the whole estate; if the mother is dead, the whole estate shall pass to the father; if there is no father or mother, then
(3) To his brothers and sisters and their descendants; if there are none, then....
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