If you die without a will but there have been other estate planning steps taken, it may not matter that you have no will. Your assets will transfer via trust administration and using the other mechanisms that you set in place for transfer. If you die without a will and you die without having made plans to distribute your assets, then intestate succession laws will apply to determine what happens to your property. These default laws aim to make certain that your assets appropriately transfer to your close relatives. Find out more here about what happens if you die without a will.