Do I need a Will?
Probably the only person who does not need a Will is an unmarried person without children who doesn’t care who ends up with his or her assets following their death. As to why all other individuals should have a Will consider the following:
- Because Arizona inheritance laws provide a “pecking order” for who receives your assets if you die without a Will, your assets might be distributed to individuals you never would have chosen to receive your assets.
- If you died while your children were still minors a court would have to appoint a guardian or conservator for them. The person or persons appointed by the court to look after their personal needs and financial well-beings until they reached adulthood might not be the same persons you would have chosen for this very serious task.