Inheritance & Estate DNA Testing
If you have children or close biological relationships, it’s best to make sure they’re included in your will.
Setting up your wishes for how your assets will be divided is a good step for anyone to take – but many don’t get this done before passing away. It’s also important to keep your beneficiaries up-to-date on life insurance policies, retirement accounts and other important documents.
In cases where inheritance wishes are not clearly stated or there’s a dispute, DNA testing may be useful.
What happens if someone dies without a will in place?
“When an individual dies without leaving a will, his state’s intestacy laws take over.”
As far as the order of inheritance, most states will give preference to someone’s spouse. Next in line comes a person’s children, parents, siblings and grandparents.
If you need proof showing you’re biologically related to someone (and therefore entitled to their inheritance), contact us for a DNA test.