I’m married. What happens if I die without a will?
Question & AnswerI’m married. What happens if I die without a will?
1. Learn what happens if you have a spouse but don’t have children
If you're and don't have children, and you die without a will, all of your goes to your after all funeral expenses, taxes, and are paid. But this is only true if you and your spouse are legally married.
If you're separated from your spouse but not divorced, your separated spouse will still get your estate. If you're divorced, your ex-spouse doesn't get anything.
If your separated spouse or ex-spouse is named as a of an insurance policy, pension, or other investment, they will still get that property when you die. It doesn't matter that you've separated from, or divorced them. If you don't want this to happen, you have to change your designated beneficiary.
A doesn't get anything if you die without a will. They might be able to go to court and make a dependant support claim against your estate. A dependant is a person you were supporting financially before you died or a person the law says you must support.