The Legal Consequences Of Dying With A Will Vs. Dying Without A Will

Choosing to create a will — or choosing not to — can have a major impact on how your assets are handled upon your death. Unfortunately, not everyone realizes this. At the Law Office of Cheryl Bucker, P.A., our attorneys can help you draft a will or help you through the probate process if your loved one did not have a will. We serve clients in Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lighthouse Point and the surrounding areas of Florida.

What Happens If Your Loved One Dies With A Will?

If your loved one created a will before he or she passed away, the estate will go through the probate process. A judge will review the will, determine whether it is valid and then distribute the estate according to the decedent's wishes.

Dying Without A Will

Also known as dying intestate, dying without a will allows the state of Florida control over who will inherit from your estate. Although your estate will likely go to your closest living family members, such as your spouse or your children, that may not be what you want.

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