What happens if I die without a will?

If you die intestate, or without a will, Minnesota’s intestate succession law defines how your assets will be divided and distributed.  Generally, your next of kin will receive the balance of your estate.  Next of kin may be your children, grandchildren, parents, or brothers and sisters.  If no “next of kin” exists, your remaining funds may go to the State, but this is a very rare circumstance.