Testate

Business / Real Estate / Testate: Having made and left a valid will.

Intestate

Business / Taxes / Intestate: A person who dies without a will is said to have died intestate. In this case, the probate court in the person’s home state — sometimes known as surrogate’s court or orphan’s court — determi MORE

Intestate Succession

Business / Real Estate / Intestate Succession: A succession of a property to the heirs when a person dies without a will. MORE

Heir

Business / Real Estate / Heir: A person who inherits under a will or a person who succeeds to property by the state laws of descent if the decedent dies intestate. MORE

Escheat

Business / Real Estate / Escheat: The reversion of property to the state or county, as provided by state law, in cases where a decedent dies intestate and there are no heirs capable of inheriting or when the property is abandoned. In MORE

Administratrix

Business / Real Estate / Administratrix: A female person appointed by the court to settle the estate of a person who has died intestate (leaving no will). Sometimes referred to as the personal representative. MORE

Administrator

Business / Real Estate / Administrator: A male person appointed by the court to settle the estate of a person who has died intestate (leaving no will). Sometimes referred to as the personal representative. MORE

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