What if I know there is no will?
If the decedent died without a will (intestate), then the Register of Wills will grant letters to the
following ( in the prescribed order):
  1. Surviving spouse

  2. Intestate heirs

  3. Principal creditors of the decedent

  4. Other fit persons

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1. Must all wills be probated? Can money distribution be made to heirs without probate?
2. If someone dies, where will I find the will?
3. What happens if I can’t find the will?
4. What if I know there is no will?
5. What must be legally done with the will?
6. I have been named executor, but I do not want to serve. Can I get out of it?
7. What must I do if I am named executor?
8. Can the Register of Wills guide me through estate administration, or must I seek legal counsel?
9. What is a short certificate?
10. How do I know how much I have to pay in taxes? When do I have to pay them?