In California, your last will and testament allows you to decide what happens to your property after you die. Who among your family, friends, and favorite charitable organizations should get the things you have earned during your life? Without a thorough will, your wishes may not actually be carried out upon your passing. But putting together these complex legal documents and deciding what should be in your will can be stressful. Fortunately, an Anaheim wills and trust attorney from Katje Law Group can help.
Your will can determine what happens to your property and who will be the guardian of your children in the event of your death. Needless to say, what you include in your will is important in California. In order for a will to be valid in California, your will should clearly describe what you want to happen to your property after you die. Here are a few other requirements for California wills:
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If you die without a will, it is stated that you died “intestate.” This activates a special set of rules that govern how your property will be distributed. Your property will go first to your spouse or partner, then to your kids, parents, siblings, and so on as set forth in the California Probate Code.
An Anaheim estate planning attorney can help you write your last will and testament to make sure all of your wishes are carried out upon your death. For qualified and experienced legal help, contact Katje Law Group today.
Ms. Katje earned her Juris Doctorate at California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, graduated Cum Laude and was a Dean’s Honor List recipient. She was also a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts I and Contracts II. Ms. Katje was a member of the Law Review and International Law Journal at California Western School Law, where she was an Associate Editor.