Do You Know Who Gets Your Stuff
When You Die Without A Will?
So, frankly speaking Die Without A Will , who does get all of your earthly belongings when you pass on and die without a will? When I speak with people in Hilton Head, Bluffton or Sun City Hilton Head about wills, estates, living wills and the like, often the question comes up –
What happens When You Die Without A Will ?
There are many misconceptions on this topic. Some believe the State gets your stuff.
Some believe your stuff gets tied up in the abyss of probate forever.
Well, the former is almost completely untrue, and the latter is only partially untrue. The State only gets your stuff if and only if you have no living blood relatives anywhere on the planet. Most everyone has some little droplet in their bloodline somewhere. And probate is not an abyss, because, unlike an actual abyss, your stuff will eventually find its way out.
When you die without a will and have some assets (this is the important part – assets $$$$$), someone who is quite likely would like to inherit your stuff will ask the Probate Court to open an “intestate” estate. The court will then begin the process of determining the process of who is legally entitled to get your stuff.
First to Die Without A Will a spouse, then kids, then grand kids, then great grand kids,
then parents, then siblings, then the family dog.
Ok, the family dog thing can’t happen – unless you did a will. So now we have another really great reason to have a will – someone has to look after Die Without A Will the dog that you love more than anyone on earth. Yep, a dog is personal property in the eyes of the law, and your dog, no matter how much you love it, is just part of your stuff to be handed off to some distant relative if you die without a will.
I beg all of you smart people in Sun City Hilton Head, Bluffton and Hilton Head, Please Please have a will done so that cute dog or cat or gerbil or goldfish will end up in a good loving home after your time on this earth is done! Die Without A Will
Call Denny Fraser of The Fraser Law Firm and schedule a free consultation and close on your property without legal concerns.
Call The Fraser Law Firm Today at 843-681-9111
The Fraser Law Firm
94 Main Street, Suite D,
Hilton Head, SC 29926