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Who are legal heirs of deceased?

Last Updated: 16th June, 2020

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An heir is a person who is legally entitled tocollect an inheritance, when a deceased person did notformalize a last will and testament. Generally speaking,heirs who inherit the property are children, descendants orother close relatives of the decedent.

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Also, who are the heirs to an estate without will?

Generally, only spouses, registered domestic partners,and blood relatives inherit under intestate succession laws;unmarried partners, friends, and charities get nothing. If thedeceased person was married, the surviving spouse usually gets thelargest share.

Likewise, who are the legal heirs of a deceased person in the Philippines? The order of hereditary or intestate succession, if thedeceased was a legitimate child, is as follows:

  • Legitimate children or descendants;
  • Legitimate parents or ascendants;
  • Illegitimate children or descendants;
  • Surviving spouse;
  • Brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces;

Subsequently, question is, who qualifies as an heir?

Sisters, brothers and parents are considered "collateralheirs" because they do not descend directly from thedecedent. Generally, if a person dies with no spouse or children,the next in line to inherit are his parents; if he has no livingparents, then his sisters and brothers are next inline.

Are grandchildren legal heirs?

When an individual dies without a will, his children areconsidered heirs and may receive a portion of his estate.Children are not collateral heirs of their deceased parentsbecause they are direct descendents. Grandchildren andgreat-grandchildren are also direct descendents of theirgrandparents and parents.

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