Cabot, AR asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Arkansas

Q: If your are married and both spouses own everything and one dies does everything automatically go to the other spouse if

If that what they wanted but don’t have a will

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Patrick R. Lee
Patrick R. Lee
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: It depends on whether the deceased spouse had any children. It also depends on how each piece of property is titled. Real estate may be titled such that it passes automatically to the survivor. Bank accounts may have payable on death beneficiaries.

You probably need to consult with an attorney to determine the best course of action in your particular situation.

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