Q: If my uncle dies without a will, in PA, does all the wealth go to that one living brother or is it divided in three shares? Here are the details of this in testate in PA. Have an uncle who has never been married and has no children. He had three brothers, including my father. My father and one of his brothers is deceased and one brother is still living. Three shares, 1 to the living brother, 1 to the children of once deceased uncle, and 1 to the children of my father (the other brother).(Pittsburgh, PA)
A: You are correct. If there is no will (intestate), inheritance falls under the PA intestate succession statute. The shares of a deceased brother pass down to children of the deceased brother in equal shares.