Heirs-at-law are the individuals who inherit a deceased person’s assets when there is no will or estate plan to specify how assets should be distributed. Heirs-at-law are also known as intestate heirs or legal heirs, and are typically the closest living relatives of the deceased person. 

Heirs-at-law are determined by the laws of intestate succession, which determine how an intestate person’s assets will be distributed and vary by jurisdiction. The laws of intestate succession can be complex, but generally require that assets are distributed among a deceased person’s heirs-at-law in predetermined shares or percentages, with priority given based on the degree of the relationship to the deceased.

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