July 12, 2014 by generationsprobate
When an estate gets included under a will, it becomes a “testate” estate. A well-written will has more power than counterclaims and court orders. If the estate doesn’t get included under a will, however, it becomes an “intestate” estate. In this case, the court determines who gets the assets based on intestacy laws of the decedent’s home state.
Had Brown produced a well-written will, trustees and family members wouldn’t have to play estate tug-of-war. Anyone can write a will, but a legally-sound one requires the know-how of an estate planning attorney in Sacramento, CA from a reputable firm like Generations.