What happens when you die without a will depends a great deal on your family situation. If you're married and have children with your current spouse; all of your property will go to your surviving spouse. If you have children from a previous relationship, then your property will be divided among your surviving spouse and your children. If you're unmarried and have no children, your parents will receive your entire estate if they are both living; otherwise, it would be divided among siblings, a living parent, descendants of siblings (nieces and nephews), or more distant relatives. In each of these situations, your property may be distributed in different percentages depending on whether it is your separate property or community property acquired during the marriage.