What is a Will and Why is it Important?
What Does a Will Do?
If the individual died with a will, the remaining assets of the probate estate will be distributed to the decedent’s heirs and according to the instructions in the will. Assets can be directed to family, friends, charities, etc. Wills can also direct for the care and guardianship of minor children of the decedent. If the decedent passes without a will in place or if the will is determined to be invalid, the Court is tasked with determining who the heirs of the estate are, how the estate assets should be divided and address any issues involving the care of minor children. Regardless of your marital or financial situation, it is important to have a will that provides guidance to the Court concerning your children and distribution of assets upon your death.