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Have You Developed an Estate Plan? What Happens When You Die Without A Will?

Author: 
Paul Goeringer

Photo by Edwin Remsberg

This post is not legal advice

            Recently, the singer Prince suddenly passed away, but many of you may not have seen the news that he died without a will (http://wapo.st/1YgOGvX).  The rapper Snoop Dogg has discussed not having a will and not wanting to make a will either (http://onforb.es/1YgOIE9).  In fact, Snoop Dogg has stated he would prefer to watch his heirs fight over his money after his death.  Although many of us at times may not want to consider how to distribute property at our death, developing an estate plan can save fights and heartache for your heirs.

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