Among other uses, in a will you, not the state legislature, can direct
1. To whom your assets pass,
2. Who will be your personal representative (an executor or executrix) to carry out the instructions in the will,
3. At what age your children or any other beneficiary can receive your property (which can be an age over 21 if you choose),
4. Who will care for your children and be their guardian until they are of age, and
5. Who will receive special specific pieces of property that may hold sentimental attachment.
Dying without a will precludes you from making any of these choices and Pennsylvania's Probate, Estate and Fiduciaries Code makes them for you. If you have children from multiple relationships, the legal situation becomes significantly more difficult and the outcome probably will not be what you or your family want.
For a very reasonable cost you can make these choices for you and your family in the event of your death. The loss of a loved one is stressful enough. Talk to one of our estate planning attorneys at Amori & Associates for a consultation today at (570) 421-1406.
Give yourself and your family this peace of mind.