Do I need a Will?

Last Updated on August 22, 2022 by Paul Dunn

Probably the only person who does not need a Will is an unmarried person without children who doesn’t care who ends up with their 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 would never 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 individuals appointed by the court to look after their personal needs and financial well-being until they reached adulthood might not be the same individuals you would have chosen for this very serious task.