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Why does everyone need a will?
With a Will
Without a Will
You can direct the distribution of your assets to those you
care about most.
State intestacy statutes determine the distribution of your
Some of the reasons people use for not having a will include:
"I don't have much property."
"My property is in joint names.
"My spouse will get everything anyway."
"I'm young. I have plenty of time."
"I'm not married so I don't need a will."
"My wife and I already split out estates into two revocable
trusts. Everything worthwhile is in the name of either my trust
or my wife's trust and will be distributed according to the terms
we have outlined."
Source: Excerpted with permission
from The Complete Guide to Planned Giving by Debra Ashton,
pages 273-4, copyright 2004, Ashton Associates, Quincy, MA 02169 www.debraashton.com
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