My last couple of posts have been about some simple options you can use if don’t have time to hire a California estate planning attorney to properly write your will. They are fine options but, as stated, you won’t know until after death if they worked out ok. Definitely having a specialist do your will is more suitable for most people. Again, I recommend your estate planning attorney be a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law as determined by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
However, what happens if you don’t hire an expert, you don’t employ a California statutory will and you do not write a handwritten will out? Then what? Well, that is where the laws of intestacy come in to play. The laws of intestacy are the rules for determini