Wills are Critical for People in a Second Marriage

Betty and George had been happily married for 15 years when he became ill.  She stood by him as the illness progressed and eventually claimed his life.  They did not have any children together but George had a son and daughter from his first marriage.  Betty and her step children were friendly but not close. George died without a will.  He and Betty had lived a modest life and he felt there was not enough there to Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About Estate Planning

What happens if someone dies without a Will? When someone dies without a will the courts look to the probate code which are statutes addressing the estate of those who have passed both with and without a will.  The state statutes define who will be considered as an executor absent a will.  The statutes define who will inherit and include a complex formula for addressing both community and separate property and the Read More