If you care about what happens to your money, home, and other property after you die, you need to do some estate planning.
There are many tools you can use to achieve your estate planning goals, but a will is probably the most vital. Even if you’re young
or your estate is modest, you should always have a legally valid and up-to-date will. This is especially important if you have minor
children because, in many states, your will is the only legal way you can name a guardian for them. Although a will doesn’t have to
be drafted by an attorney to be valid, seeking an attorney’s help can ensure that your will accomplishes what you intend.
Wills avoid intestacy
Probably the greatest advantage of a will is that it allows you to avoid intestacy. That is, with a will you get to choose who will get
your property, rather than leave it up to state law. State intestate succession laws, in effect, provide a will for you if you die without

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