August is #NationalMakeAWillMonth. What are you doing to celebrate—having a will prepared this month? Instead of discussing what happens with a will, here’s what happens without one.
When you die and you have not prepared a will, you die intestate. The laws of “descent and distribution” in your state kick in, and the court uses these laws to decide who gets what. The court appoints a person to administer your estate. The court decides who will care for your children.
Without a will:
- You don’t decide who gets what assets you own
- You don’t dictate who winds up your affairs
- You don’t choose who will parent your children
- You don’t decide where your pets will go
- You don’t decide whether you’ll be buried or cremated, or where you’ll be buried
Celebrate #NationalMakeAWillMonth by having a will prepared this month. Take control of what happens to your assets at death!