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When Someone Dies Without a Will

This publication is for those who want to know what to do when a loved one dies without a will. It guides you through practical things you’ll need to take care of, like arranging the funeral. It also explains who should get the deceased’s things, and the legal steps you’ll need to take to deal with their assets. The information is current to July 2020. (Note that the information in this print booklet is also on our website, where it includes enhanced step-by-step guidance and links to key forms.)

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