Dying without a will or trust is called dying “intestate;” and, the intestacy laws of your state of residence, at your death, will determine who inherits from you and in what percentages. If you die with a well constructed and comprehensive will or trust plan, you get to decide who benefits from your estate. Typically, state intestacy laws don’t match decedents’ wishes. Furthermore, if you die with assets in more than one state, especially real estate, your assets would be subject to two … [Read more...] about What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will or Trust?
Whether taking the time to create an estate plan or not, many people wonder how their affairs will be handled after they die. This is a completely natural thing to think about. It’s important to have some idea of how affairs are handled, so that you understand the power of estate planning. Take a look at some of the information below, to better understand how your affairs will be handled. If you have any questions, or if you’d like to create an estate plan, contact a qualified, … [Read more...] about What Happens After You Die…With or Without an Estate Plan (part 1 of 2)
Many people die without taking the time to create a will or trust. Wills and trusts are powerful estate planning documents that allows individuals to be in control of the future. It’s important to consider the use of these documents, so that you can plan ahead. If you don’t take the time to plan, your wishes may not be respected. Take a look at the following 4 reasons as to why you don’t want to die without a will or trust. If you have any questions, or if you’d like to begin drafting you … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons Not to Die Without a Will or Trust