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Does a spouse's inheritance pass to his or her surviving spouse if there was no will?
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The answer to your question is yes. If a person dies without a will they are considered to have died intestate. What this means is that the state will begin procedures to distribute the property of according the state law. In Most states, if a person dies without a will and they have a spouse, then the spouse will inherit everything.

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