What happens to a house if a person dies without a Will?
Question Details: My mom passed and she didn't have a Will. She is survived by 4 kids and her mom, so does the house go to the kids or her mom? I ask because her mom is in a nursing home and I don't want the house to go to the state to pay for health care,
Sorry to hear about your mom.
Since there isn't a surviving spouse,her house will be inherited by her four children, and each child will receive a 1/4 interest in the house. If the house is sold, each child will receive 1/4 of the proceeds.
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