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A complex and difficult situation to solve is to agree on the distribution of assets when a relative dies without having left a will. In such cases the need for intestate succession may arise and we will tell you what it is, when it applies and how it is carried out.


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What is an intestate succession?

It is a type of succession regulated by law because the deceased person did not make a will, so his children or possible heirs must file a process before a Family Judge for the distribution of assets. If all the possible heirs are of legal age and agree on the distribution, they can only go to a Notary.

Intestate succession can be classified as:

In which cases does intestate succession apply?

Now, in order to begin the process of intestate succession, it is necessary that persons have the right to inherit the assets, for example, children, parents, spouse or common-law spouse of the deceased. If there are no heirs, the assets will be disposed of before a public charity.

The requirements to carry out this procedure are:

The purpose of the distribution of assets should always be to protect the property, the integrity of the family members and to help alleviate the burden of those who suffered the loss of a family member, especially when it is the head of the family.

If you are going through a situation of this nature, contact us, in LEX & CO we are tax lawyers and experts in all branches of law, bail collection, extrajudicial collection, foreclosure and we can help you to contest a will or to bring an intestate succession lawsuit. For more information on the subject or claim action, call us at 5568401076, send us an email to firma.lex.co@gmail.com, write us through our contact form or WhatsApp.

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