Two subjects nobody enjoys thinking about are death and taxes. Because April 15 just passed, we don't have to talk about income taxes until next year. But death is a topic that is difficult to avoid, especially as the huge "baby boomer" generation approaches its golden years. Shockingly, less than 20 percent of the U.S. population has a written will designating who shall inherit their assets after death. If a person dies without a will, he or she is said to die "intestate." The state law of the residence then determines who automatically receives the assets, usually a surviving spouse, children, or other close relatives. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. However, especially in second marriages, intestate succession often results in unintended consequences. Also, except for very small est...
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