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If no childern were in family who gets inherance?

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if no childern were in family who gets inherance?
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Assuming there was no will and no surviving spouse, the property would go to the parents of the deceased, and then "down" the lineal line of descent from the parents. So if no kids, spouse, or surviving parents, it would go to the siblings of the deceased individual.

Each parent or sibling is given one share of the decedent’s estate.

If any of the siblings predecease the decedent, that sibling’s share passes to his or her descendants.
Grandparents, Uncles, and Aunts. If the decedent has no spouse, child, parents, siblings, or descendants of siblings, his estate passes to his grandparents, uncles, and aunts in equal shares. Unlike the previous categories, the share of a deceased aunt or uncle does not pass to his or her descendants.

In the rare event that there are no individuals in any of the previous categories, the decedent’s assets are distributed in accordance with degrees of kinship as established by civil law. This rather convoluted process involves going up the family tree to a common ancestor, then back down the tree to the descendants of that ancestor, counting degrees for each step in the ascending and descending family line.

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