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Asked on August 20, 2017 under Estate Planning, New York
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
When it comes to an estate, succession is the name given to the statutory rules of inheritance of a deceased person's estate when the property is not given under the terms of a Will. It is also known as the laws of "descent and distribution". The specifics of such laws vary from state-to-state.
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