Milwaukee, WI asked in Estate Planning for Wisconsin

Q: If a will is made out previous to going to a nursing home are the values to each person listed in the will valid?

Went to a nursing home for an extended period of time-all property assets used up except for assets in will for son/daughter/grandchildren-will was made out before he went into nursing home-are the values in the will still the values to be distributed according to his wishes- are will assets seperate from general property assets?

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Brendan Lee McAvoy
Brendan Lee McAvoy
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Waukesha, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: In general, a will is the written documentation of the intent of the testator. If the assets are gone, it is unlikely that they could be distributed according to the will. A lot depends on if they are percentage distribution or specific monetary values. I would contact an attorney for a review of the will.

Thomas B. Burton agrees with this answer

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