Since he died intestate, you may need to do a "determination of heirship" in court, so that the Judge can apply the law to the facts and announce who actually inherits your son's assets. That legal procedure can take place concurrently with the appointment of an administrator for his estate. As his father, you are an interested party and you can seek to become administrator of his estate. You need to hire a qualified probate attorney in the county where he resided. The attorney can tell you if, under your specific circumstances, there are another different options.
You will have to do it though the probate system. This means you need to talk to a probate lawyer to get it done correctly. Sorry for your loss.
Because he had no will his assets pass according to intestacy statutes. Hire a probate lawyer to discuss the situation and your options.
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I am sorry to hear about your loss. I agree with all of the previous answers. State law is going to determine who gets what and in what proportions. If you are seeking compensation due to an accident or injury that killed him you are going to need to have court authority to represent his estate in order to bring suit.
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