If you or a loved one passes away without a Will or other estate plan, state laws known as “intestate succession laws” decide which family members will inherit your estate and in what proportion.
Most people want to distribute their property differently than the state would distribute it. For example, many people want to leave gifts to friends, neighbors, significant others, schools, or charitable organizations – and intestate succession does not allow for any of that.
Central to most wills is the distribution of a will maker’s property, but a will can do much more than that. For example, you can use your will to:
- name an executor to wrap up your estate
- name guardians and conservators for your children and their property
- create trusts for your children or other young beneficiaries
- forgive debts, and more.
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