I'm working on a project, and have run up against a question that I feel like I should know the answer to, but before I go forward, would welcome any input: So, assuming the following: Only Child Joe Shlobatnik inherited a good deal of real estate from his parents. He liquitated all of it, and built a home, and lived off the substantial cash for the rest of his life. He has No family. None what so ever. He has no will. He dies. What happens to his stuff? Any help would be appreciated.