Tennessee Wrongful Death Laws
If you die in the state of Tennessee without a will, you are said to have died intestacy. Tennessee intestate succession laws are in place to divide assets among your closest living family members. What your spouse will receive depends greatly on whether or not you have living children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren.
Read the following to understand intestacy laws in Tennessee:
- If the deceased leaves behind children but no spouse, the children will inherit everything.
- If the deceased leaves behind a spouse but no descendants, the spouse will inherit everything.
- If the deceased leaves behind a spouse and descendants, the spouse and descendants equally share the intestate property, with the spouse receiving no less than 1/3 of the intestate property.
- If the deceased leaves behind parents but no spouse or descendants, the parents will inherit everything.
- If the deceased leaves behind siblings but no spouse, descendants, or parents, the siblings will inherit everything.
To learn more about intestacy laws, visit www.nolo.com.
If you or someone you know has lost a loved one without a will, contact the lawyers of Meyerson and O’Neill law firm today at 877-373-8059.