Winter Haven, FL asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Missouri

Q: Do beneficiary designations take priority over a Will?

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David S. Schleiffarth
David S. Schleiffarth
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Webster Groves, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Yes--a beneficiary designation takes priority over a Will. A beneficiary designation is a form of "non-probative transfer," which takes place separately from any testamentary documents.

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