Is estate planning important for widows?

Estate planning is important for widows, and the reason for this is that when a married couple owns property and then one spouse passes away, the surviving spouse is often able to continue to manage the community property by himself or herself, and usually may not have to go through probate to make sure that everything is squared away.

However, once the surviving spouse passes away, if he or she hasn’t done estate planning, then the surviving family members will be required to go through probate for the remaining property that the surviving spouse owned. So doing estate planning is very important for widows, just as it’s important for other people as well.

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