Do I Need a Will?

Do I Need a Will?

If you do not own any assets and have no children, then you may not necessarily need a Will.

August 18, 2022

Florida’s Probate Code provides default rules for the disposition of a person’s assets upon death (the laws of ‘intestacy’—see Section 732, Florida Statutes). However, an individual can make provision for the distribution of their assets in a different manner via a properly executed Will.

If you do not own any assets and have no children, then you may not necessarily need a Will. Otherwise, serious consideration needs to be made as to the future disposition of your assets. For instance: if you have minor children at the time of your death, who would you want to serve as trustee? Are there certain people who you do not want to receive anything? Who would you trust to serve as your Personal Representative (also called an Executor in other states)? What would happen in the event of the death or incapacity of your desired Personal Representative?

If you don’t want an unknown judge to make these decisions for you, then you should seriously consider consulting with our Estate Planning attorney who can educate and assist you on these matters. If a Will is right for you, we offer affordable packages that also include critical healthcare and incapacity planning documents.

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