(Closed) NWR: Advice from Lawyer Bees regarding estate and probate

posted 6 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am not a lawyer. This is not legal advice. This is only a quote from a website that I found on probate law in massachusetts. Note that at the end of the quote, it says that some of these provisions have changed in 2012.

4. What if the deceased did not execute a Will?

          It is commonly said that everyone has an estate plan: either the one you design or the default plan set forth in the laws of the state in which you reside at the time of your death. For example in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, if you are single your probate property without a will passes equally to your mother and father or the survivor. If you are single, with children at death, your property will be distributed equally to your children. However, if you are married with children at death, then your spouse will only inherit one half of the assets, while your children will inherit the balance.

          Since it may not be your wish that your property passes to the beneficiaries that Massachusetts designates for you, it is recommended that you specify who, and in what order, you would like your intended beneficiaries to receive your property.

          Please note that under the recently enacted Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code, these default provisions will change when the law becomes effective in 2012.”

Again. I am not a lawyer. This is simply what I found when I googled some information. I cannot give legal advice.

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