What happens if Someone Dies without a Will?
When people die without a will, their estate is distributed according to state law. Each state has its own rules of intestacy and inheritance, but the results are similar in most states. Under intestacy laws, most assets go to close family members first. In rare cases of no family, property passes to the state. A… Read More »
Should I get a Will or a Trust?
A will records your wishes regarding how to divide your property once you pass away. Your will can name a guardian for your young children or name an executor to close your estate. However, all property that passes by way of a will goes through the probate process, which can be time-consuming and expensive. A… Read More »
What is Estate Planning?
Estate planning addresses concerns for the future by putting legal tools in place to protect yourself, your family, and your property in the event of your incapacity or death, through wills, trusts, and other instruments. To protect vulnerable loved ones, your estate plan can name guardians for your children, and provide long-term wealth management for… Read More »