Pine Bluff, AR asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Arkansas

Q: If I'm an only child and no spouse, does my mom need a will?

Father pasted two years ago and mom never remarried and I'm an only child. Does she need a will if I'm on everything but the house that still has a mortgage? She only has a retirement acct, bank acct, car paid off, jewelry and the house. She has already paid everything to be laided by my dad. She is wanting to make sure I don't have to pay anything and there is no probate wait for me. What should she do?

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Skye Martin

Answered
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: She will need to create a beneficiary deed and/or a trust to avoid probate, even if you will be her only surviving heir.I would suggest that she meet with an estate planning attorney to go over all of her options for avoiding probate.

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