At the time of her death, Aretha Franklin is said to have a net worth of $80 million. There is just one problem - she does not have a will. This means that it will be up to the state to decide how the properties and other assets will be distributed to the remaining members of the family.
Normally, for those who are still married, their partner will get majority of the money but for those who are not married, it will be distributed to the other family members. It can be trickier when they are unable to find a person to pass on the other assets too. There are certain laws that are being followed. There are times when there are differences depending on the state.