What happens to property when someone dies without relatives? If no relatives can be found, the entire estate goes to the state. Usually, only spouses, registered domestic partners, and blood relatives can inherit under intestate laws. Unmarried partners, friends, and charities get nothing. I wish to avoid probate on a property in the 92616 area, do you have a probate attorney that can help? Irvine Probate Law can definitely help you with avoiding probate.