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Gainesville, FL Estate Planning, Will & Trust Law Blog

Sunday, June 16, 2013

What happens if I die without an estate plan?

If you die without a good estate plan, you’re leaving everything to chance. Simply put, you won’t have any idea what will happen to your loved ones in the event of your death or disability.

That’s not to say that your loved ones won’t survive or even prosper after you’re gone. The laws of Florida provide for the orderly distribution of property even though there may not be a Will or other legal documents in place. While those laws are designed to make sure that your creditors are paid and that all remaining property is distributed to the "natural objects of your bounty," they certainly don’t take into consideration the particular needs of any of your loved ones, nor do they seek to minimize costs or the delays often associated with probate. 

Certainly, it stands to reason that you know best how you want to provide for your loved ones in the event of your death or disability.




From our office in Gainesville, the estate planning firm of White & Crouch, P.A. advises and represents clients in communities throughout Alachua County, Marion County, Levy County, Putnam County, Clay County, Bradford County, Union County and Gilchrist County in North Central Florida. Call us at 352-372-1011 or contact the firm by email to arrange an initial consultation with us today.



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