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Do I Need a Will?

Do I Need a Will?

Yes, generally speaking any person that has assets and liabilities needs a will.

In the absence of a will, a deceased person’s assets will be distributed by a court, which may not handle the assets as the deceased would have desired. Not having a will also subjects a person’s estate to legal disputes from heirs, creditors, and sometimes non-family members seeking to make a claim.

The court costs to settling an estate without a will can be very high and taxing to the deceased’s immediate family and loved ones.

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Keywords: estates, estate planning, probate court, wills,