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What happens if you die without a will?

Posted by Jason Johnson | May 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

What happens if you die without a will?

If one dies without expressing their wishes for the distribution of their assets the distribution is controlled by the law of intestacy. In other words, the law has determined how the assets will be distributed. Very rarely does this result in the same distribution of assets that the person would have chosen had they made a will. More importantly, parents of minor children typically nominate a guardian for their children by will. If there is no will, minor children will be placed according to the judgment of the court.

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Jason Johnson

Principal Attorney Jason C. Johnson received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law and was admitted to practice law in Maryland in 2005. Jason started the practice in Annapolis after many years of law enforcement service. He was motivated to limit the pract...

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