What happens if I die without a Will?
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What happens if I die without a Will?

Pursuant to Missouri law, if you die without a Will your assets will be distributed as follows:

  1. If you leave a surviving spouse and leave no surviving children, your surviving spouse will inherit your entire estate.
  2. If you leave a surviving spouse and surviving children who are all also your current spouse’s children, your surviving spouse will get $20,000.00 plus 50% of the remaining estate.  Your surviving children or their descendants will equally divide the other 50%.
  3. If you leave a surviving spouse and surviving children who are not all also your current spouse’s children your surviving spouse will get 50% of your estate and your surviving children or their descendants will equally divide the other 50%.
  4. If you do not leave a surviving spouse, your entire estate will be distributed equally to your children or their descendants.
  5. If you do not leave a surviving spouse, children or descendants, your entire estate will be distributed equally to your father, mother, brothers and sisters, or their descendants.
  6. If you do not leave a surviving spouse, children, descendants, father, mother, brother or sister, your entire estate will be distributed equally to your grandfathers, grandmothers, uncles and aunts, or their descendants.

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