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In The Absence Of A Will, How Are The Estate Successors Determined In Israel?

A person is entitled to leave property to anyone they wish in a will. In the absence of a will, the Inheritance Law determines that the estate should be distributed between the deceased’s close relatives, depending upon how close their blood relations were with the deceased. Heirs of the first degree inherit first. Potential heirs of the following degree will inherit only if no heirs of the closer degree exist.