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What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

Last Updated: 2/6/2009

We all know we are supposed to do estate planning, but not all of us get around to it. (If you are among the many who haven’t gotten around to it, see our current home page survey.) So what happens if you don’t have a will when you die? Your estate will be distributed according to state laws, which may or may not be the way you want it to be distributed.