My Husband has no Will and I worry about our future
A worried wife worries about what will potentially happen to her husband’s retirement property if he dies. He has left no Last Will and Testament in place, despite the wife’s constant prompts to get one done. The wife is understandably worried about their future.
In situations where someone dies without a will, their estate is distributed according to the laws of intestacy. These laws vary depending on where you live can be complex, but generally, they dictate that the deceased person’s assets will be distributed to their closest living relatives, such as their spouse, children, parents, or siblings.
Close relatives may be entitled to a share of the husband’s estate, depending on the laws of the state/province and the family’s specific circumstances. However, it is important to note that without a Will, the distribution of assets can be a lengthy and complicated process that can cause family disputes and other issues.
It is also important to gather as much information as possible about your spouse’s assets, debts, and financial affairs. This includes bank accounts, real estate, investments, retirement accounts, and any other assets they may have owned. This information will be needed to determine the value of the estate and to distribute the assets according to the laws of intestacy.
Gathering all of this information may help the husband start to plan for his estate, or at the very least, start with his Last Will. The couple in question live in Florida. After 25 years of marriage, the husband still has not gotten his Will complete. Is she right to worry about their future? If the husband isn’t sick, then is this something to worry about at the very moment? What do you think? Check out the article below: