If you're the executor and can't find a will-or the will you've got isn't valid-state law steps in.
Lots of people don't write wills-so when it's time to settle their estates, who should step in to manage things, and who inherits the property? State law provides the answers. It sets out who will:
· administer the estate
· inherit the property, and
· take care of minor children, if any.