What does dying testate or intestate mean?
A person dies testate if he left a will. A person dies intestate if he does not have a valid will at the time of death. If a person dies intestate, then the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in effect at the time of death, determine who the heirs are and who receives the deceased’s property.
More Estate and Trust Administration FAQs
- Are holographic wills legal in Virginia?
- How long does it take after qualification to complete the probate process?
- Is an executor or administrator compensated?
- Should a will be kept in a safe deposit box at a bank?
- What are the duties of an executor/administrator?
- What does dying testate or intestate mean?
- What is a self-proving will?
- What is the procedure to probate an estate with a will?
- What should the prospective executor/administrator bring to qualify?
- What taxes and fees are associated with probate?
- When is it necessary to probate an estate?
- Where should I go to qualify as a personal representative for an estate?
- Who inherits the property of an intestate (person dying without a will)?