Your Children and Your Will

When people write a will, there are a lot of questions they will have to answer about inheritances, spouses, children, and a number of other issues. If you ask most people who write a will, they’ll probably say that they do so in order to ensure that their children receive a good inheritance. But what are the rules with inheritances and your children? Do you have to leave something? What if you have a child after you write your will? Your estate planning lawyer will be able to answer these questions in greater detail, but for now, let’s take a look at some common questions about wills and your children. Will my children receive an inheritance if I don’t have a will? Probably. California has, as do all other states, laws that take effect should you die without leaving behind a last will and testament. These laws, called intestacy laws, give your children an inheritance automatically when you die without a will. Depending on the circumstances, your children might divide your prope


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