Estate Planning FAQs: What Happens If I Don’t Have a Will When I Die?


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If you die without a will, your estate will be distributed based on the intestacy laws of the state where you live at the time of your death and the intestacy laws of any other state where you own real estate. The courts will decide how your assets are divided. In many cases, your property is distributed among your heirs-at-law, which may include a spouse, children, grandchildren and siblings.

If minor children are involved, the courts will appoint a guardian. Learn more about the intestate process here.

The only way to be sure that your assets and minor children are treated according to your wishes is to write a will. 

Contact us today to begin the process so you can rest easier knowing that the assets you worked so hard to obtain, will be distributed according to your preferences.