The estate will pass by intestate succession, or the rules who who gets what when there is no will. In your state (PA):
1) If the deceased spouse has no descendents (children, grandchildren), the survivor inherits everything.
2) If the deceased had descendants which were also the children of the survivor, the surviving spouse gets the first $30,000 of value in the estate and 1/2 everything over $30k; the descendents share the rest.
3) f the deceased had descendants which were not the children of the survivor, the surviving spouse gets 1/2 of the estate; the descendents share the rest.
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