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Intestate descent in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, if someone dies without a will (or “intestate”), their estate is distributed in a particular way. The exact distribution depends on whether the person has a spouse, children, or other relations. This chart illustrates how this process works in Pennsylvania.

You can view other resources and forms provided by the Register of Wills.

Name Description Released Format
Intestate descent in Pennsylvania PDF A chart illustrating how an estate is distributed when a person dies without a will. December 01, 2020