Without making a will. A person is said to die intestate when he dies without making a will, or dies without leaving anything to testify what his wishes were with respect to the disposal of his property after his death. The word is also often used to signify the person himself. Thus, in speaking of the property of a person who died intestate, it is common to say “the in” testate’s property;” i.e., the property of the person dying in an intestate condition. Besides the strict meaning of the word as above given, there is also a sense in which intestacy may be partial; that is, where a man leaves a will which does not dispose of his whole estate, he is said to “die Intestate” as to the property so omitted. intestate succession. A succession is called “intestate” when the deceased has left no will, or when his will has been revoked or anr nulled as irregular. Therefore the heirs to whom a succession has fallen by the effects of law only are called “heirs ab intestato” Civ. Code La. art. 1096.
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