An inheritor is a person who receives Assets, real estate property, money, or other valuables from a deceased person.

In accordance with most state laws, inheritors are Surviving Family members or other Beneficiaries the deceased specifically identified to receive a portion of theirEstate.

The transfer of inheritance typically occurs through a legal process called Probate, a court supervised process in which the deceased's assets are distributed according to the directives they wrote their Will.

The Surviving Family, and other beneficiaries who receive an Inheritance may be the deceased's spouse, children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, other relatives, or designated individuals or organizations.

If the deceased did not have a will at the time of their death, their estate will be distributed to inheritors based upon state laws, known as Intestacy.