Dallas, TX asked in Probate, Estate Planning and Elder Law for Colorado

Q: What happens if a person does before they sign they're WILL?

WELL THE SITUATION IS THAT MY SIGNIFICANT OTHERS FATHER IS IN THE HOSPITAL. HE IS NOT EXPECTED TO MAKE IT MUCH LONGER. NOW THE PROBLEM IS THAT THERE ARE CAREGIVERS TRYING TO TAKE EVERYTHING HE HAS AND NOT LEAVE HER WITH ANYTHING. I HAVE A WILL BUT IT WAS NOT SIGNED BEFORE HE WENT INTO THE HOSPITAL. SO I WAS WONDERING WHAT CAN HAPPEN IN THIS SITUATION

1 Lawyer Answer
John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III
Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • BOULDER, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: If he dies without signing the will, his estate will be distributed according to the law of intestate succession. Generally: to his spouse; if no spouse, then to his children.

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