Wills and Estates

Writing Your Will

Can I leave my property to anyone I wish?

In general, you can pick the people you want your property to go to and leave it to them in whatever proportions you want, but there are some exceptions. For example, a surviving husband or wife may have the right to a fixed share of the estate regardless of the will. Some states limit how much you can leave to a charity if you have a surviving spouse or children, or if you die soon after making the provision.

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