If you are married, you may assume you will get everything if your spouse passes away. Here in Georgia, if your spouse doesn’t have a Will that may not actually be true. Why? Because your spouse died intestate. (a.k.a. without a Will). There are special rules that apply when someone dies without a will. These…
The most well-known estate planning tool, a Last Will & Testament is a legal document which comes into play after you pass away. It outlines who will be given your money, your things, your home and/or other real property.
The Will outlines what happens with your body (burial, cremation). Most Wills also say something about guardianship for your minor children.
Finally, the document will also appoint a person to make sure all these things happen, they are usually called an Executor.