What Happens If You Die Without A Will?

A will instructs how your money and material assets will be distributed to your beneficiaries after you pass away. A will can also state your wishes for who will take care of your minor children in the event of your death.

Plan for the future and make sure your wishes are known before it's too late. Contact our firm in Phoenix to get started by calling 602-234-5900.

The State Will Decide What Happens To Your Estate

Dying without a will means your wishes will be unknown and can lead to serious and heated exchanges between your loved ones. It also leaves your estate to be distributed according to intestate succession laws in Arizona.

Assets that would be distributed through a will are subject to intestate succession laws when you die without a valid will. This means any assets owned by you and does not include jointly owned assets like joint tenancy or community property or your retirement funds that have a designated beneficiary.

Dying without a will could result in your property and other assets going to a family member or the state if you do not have any family. Regardless of how the state decides to distribute your assets, the main point is that you are not getting a say in who receives your assets or what happens to your estate.

How We Can Help

Our attorneys at Lasiter & Jackson will learn about your personal goals and develop a custom will that fits your needs now and in the future. We make sure your will clearly documents your wishes and will not conflict with any other legal directives in your estate.

Get clear guidance you can trust from lawyers who have more than 36 years of combined experience handling estate planning and probate matters in Arizona. Our diligent preparation and compassionate approach helps us develop a will that fits your specific goals. Call us at 602-234-5900 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.