If you die without a will does this mean that the state gets all of your assets? In most cases, including most cases in Pennsylvania, the answer is “no.” However, when you die without a will in Pennsylvania the Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code writes a will for you. The presumptions of what you want to see happen to your assets by the Pennsylvania legislature may not even be close to your wishes and desires for your family.
The only way to make sure that your assets pass to the people or charities you intend is to write it down in a last will and testament. A will can also govern other important directives such as funeral arrangements, guardianship of minor children and how assets will be held for minor children who may not be old enough to old them.
The only way to guarantee that your wishes are followed after your passing is to write them down in a last will and testament. The experienced estate planning and will attorneys at Amori & Associates have the knowledge and experience to guide you through this process.
Please contact one of our will and estate planning attorneys at (570) 421-1406 for a no obligation consultation.