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  • Amy Privette

I don't have a will. So what?

You can be told all day, every day that you need to have a will or trust in place for your family. But, after awhile, it'll just become background noise that you tune out.

So, let's try a different approach.

Instead of telling you that you need an estate plan. I'm going to show you what happens if you die without one in the State of North Carolina. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words!

NC Intestate Succession Chart

NOTE: There is NO scenario where a married person's estate goes entirely to his or her spouse if the married person has either a parent or a child who is living. Is that what you want?

How would it work for your wife to have to split your assets with her mother-in-law?

Could you pay all of your bills if a portion of your husband's estate went to your children instead of to you?

Do you have a sibling you haven't seen or talked to in years? How would you feel if that sibling inherited just as much from you as your brother or sister who's your best friend?

If any of these possibilities do not sit well with you, then you must put a plan in place for your family!

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