Wills and Estates

Writing Your Will

What happens if I die without a will?

Since your property must still be distributed, the probate court in your area will appoint someone as the administrator of your estate to distribute the property in accordance with the state laws. The costs associated with this are more expensive than having an executor named by you in advance and must be paid out of your estate before any property is distributed.

>>Why should I go to the trouble of writing a will?
>>What happens if I die without a will?
>>What is a video will?
>>What do I have to do to make my will legally valid?
>>Can I leave my property to anyone I wish?
>>Can I disinherit my spouse and children?


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