If you do not have a will when you die, the intestacy statutes of the state in which you reside will come into play. A state court will appoint a personal representative to settle your affairs. Each state varies greatly in how it goes about dividing an estate. Listed in the document are some highlights to show how each state differs in dividing up your estate in the “DMV” which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
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Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning Updates
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