In Pennsylvania if a husband or wife dies without a Will, all assets DO NOT automatically pass to the surviving spouse. The Pennsylvania Intestacy Laws have very specific rules as to who gets assets if you die without a Will, and often the results are not what you think, or what you want. Your loved ones receive money by leaving your assets in a trust for at least some period of time. If monies are left in trust, it can be protected from divorce, creditors, lawsuits, and bankruptcy at the same time. Remember, we never know who our kids are going to marry!