How Does Dying Without a Will in Arkansas Affect Your Heirs?

Dying without a will — also known as dying intestate — can be problematic for those left behind. A will details the wishes of an individual to be carried out upon his or her death. Without these instructions — without a will — the state takes over and determines how the estate will be distributed.

Dying intestate will undoubtedly affect your heirs. If you do not have a will, you should consider getting one soon. With help from an estate planning attorney, creating a will can be a straightforward process.

At Robertson, Oswalt and Associates, we help clients build customized estate plans. To schedule a consultation with one of our estate planning attorneys in Little Rock, please call 501-588-4451 or 866-311-3815.

The Importance of Having a Will

A will can do many things:

  • Name beneficiaries
  • Detail how an individual wants his or her property to be divided
  • Name a guardian(s) for minor children

When an individual dies without a will, the state decides how property will be divided and who should take care of any minor children.

Instead of leaving it to chance, talk to a lawyer who can help you create a will or update an existing will. You want to maintain control of what happens to your assets when you are no longer around. With a will and estate plan in place, you can ensure that your wishes are met.

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