Tucker, GA asked in Estate Planning and Elder Law for Georgia

Q: My parents recently updated their will and my dad is getting sicker is under Hospice care and my dad goes before my mom

Mom currently doesn't have a will because of the Alzheimer's my dad only has a will but everything's supposed to go to my mom after in the will after my dad passes who has a lot more physically sick very badly under hospice

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Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Fowlerville, MI

A: What exactly is your question? If dad goes first, mom would either inherit everything under his will or if things are owned jointly, there may be no need for probate at all and Mom would just own everything outright. When she goes, if she has no will and can't make one (as seems to be the case) then the intestacy laws of the state she resides in at the time of her death would apply.

If you have questions about how this works, you should seek the advice of a local estate planning attorney!

--This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship. I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel you need legal advice!

Inna Fershteyn
Inna Fershteyn
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • New York, NY

A: You need Estate planning advice- your parents may need a trust not a will instead as Trust avoids probate altogether.

Depending on what your parents assets are different Estate planning options are available. Contact qualified Estate planning lawyer.

www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com

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