How can we designate our daughter as an heir without including the husband?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

How can we designate our daughter as an heir without including the husband?

We have a family trust and are concerned if both of us were killed in an accident of
some kind how can we designate our daughter, who is married, to be the sole heir
for the trust

Asked on March 16, 2018 under Estate Planning, Michigan

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You are doing some estate planning which is a good thing. So your daughter would be the sole heir under intestacy.  Her husband would not receive anything unless she passes on and then he would inherit  Is that what you are talking about?  A Rtsu set up for her benefit can have parameters for distribution and also for inheritance should she pass away before the funds are depleted.  But state law will dictate that.  I would seek help from a qualified Trust and Estates attorney.  Good luck.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption