There are 4 significant effects of dying without a will.
- The state will decide who inherits your estate. In Ohio, your assets will go to your next of kin as set out in the law of descent and distribution.It is worthwhile to note that, even if you die intestate, property subject to a beneficiary designation will go to the person whom you have designated in such provision, in spite of what is otherwise provided under Ohio law. Below is a summary of Ohio’s statute of descent and distribution.
- If you die with no children and you are married, your spouse is entitled to everything.
- If you die with no spouse,