What Happens If You Die Without a Will? We all know we are supposed to do estate planning, but not all of us get around to it. So what happens if you don't have a Will when you die? Your estate will be distributed according to state laws, which may or may not be the way you want it to be distributed. Dying without a Will is called dying "intestate." Each state has laws that determine what will happen to your estate if you don't have a Will. If you are married, most states award one-third to [...]

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