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Secondly, there are rules determining how an estate is to be distributed where the deceased died intestate .
The Curator could also be called upon to administer, manage and discharge the debts and liabilities of any person presumed dead, intestate or if their will could not be located.
A personal representative has an action of account as the testator or intestate might have had if he or she had lived.
All children whether born within or outside a legal marriage, are entitled to share in the intestate estate.
Currently under English law if you die intestate (ie without a will) your estate (all of your property) will pass to those whom the law thinks should get it.
The law aimed at radically excluding women from intestate succession by upholding municipal law, which excluded women, over Roman law, which did not.
National law dictates that a surviving widow is entitled to a third of intestate property, with the remaining two-thirds apportioned among the deceased's heirs, including daughters.
If you die intestate - without having made a will - the Succession Act provides that your spouse is entitled to your entire estate if there are no children.
He also put in place a temporary regime to govern intestate succession in black estates until the legislation is changed.