You have probably heard repeatedly that there are few financial aspects of your life more important than having a valid, up-to-date will. The estate lawyers at DBM warn that should you die without a will – legally called dying “intestate” – than your assets could be distributed in ways you did not intend. This is especially important if you have minor children, since if you die intestate than their guardian will be chosen by the court instead of who you want. To have a say in what happens after you pass away, your intentions must be written in a document such as a will or estate plan.

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