Reciprocal Wills

Posted on November 11, 2010


A Reciprocal Will works generally for married couples, usually identical wills leaving all properties to who passes away first, or of course other bequests to family and friends. This document should cover payment of debts, and specific bequests. In case the person who is the beneficiary does not survive, there should also be a contingent beneficiary mentioned as well.
Other things to research are what if there is a disaster, or accident? The Uniform Simultaneous Death Act states that if a married couple dies within a week of each other, each is considered to have predeceased the others. The Act clears up who are the heirs to a person who has died without a will, or intestate.

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Other sources of valuable information are the AARP website, the Federal Trade Commission website and the HUD website.  See Axsmith Law web site to speak to an attorney.