According to section 20 of WESA, the entire estate of a deceased spouse who has died intestate must be distributed to the surviving spouse if the deceased had no descendants. If the deceased was survived by his/her spouse and one or more descendant(s), the situation becomes more complicated. Although spouses and children will be given a preferential share of the estate, other descendants to the deceased likely also have a claim. It can become even more complicated when there are additional ex-spouses of the deceased and/or stepchildren. You can discuss your intestacy dispute case with intestacy lawyers in Vancouver at Bronson Jones & Company LLP.
Since there was no will, and thus no executor appointed by the deceased to distribute the estate, it will first be necessary for someone to apply to be appointed as the administrator of the estate.
If a family member has died without his/her intentions being articulated in a will, you can contact the intestacy lawyers at Bronson Jones & Company LLP for advice about how to be appointed as the administrator, and what your share in the estate may be.