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Will the state take half of an estate if there was no will and a second cousin is the closest living relative?

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2008-09-22 14:20:25

Depends on the state. In New York, second cousins do not take

anything via intestacy (this is assuming that you are using the

term "second cousin" correctly). In NY if a second cousin is the

closest living relative to the decedent, then then entire estate

escheats to the State.

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