What happens to a house when the sole owner dies without a will?

What happens to a house when the sole owner dies without a will?

As I write this post, I am mourning the death of my father-in-law who passed this week. He was a great man, always upbeat and full of love for his wife, family and friends. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Unfortunately, death can come at an unexpected time. I mean, how many people actually know when they are going to die? Because of this unknown, there are many people who don’t get around to preparing a Last Will and Testament (also known as ‘will’, for short). Some people do mean well – they just decide to keep putting it off, and putting it off, until one day it’s much too late. When someone dies without a will, it is called dying ‘intestate’….