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I have no will at this time and I owe federal and state taxes so it sounds like one of them will handle the estate. I just want to outline in my will that I don't want my family getting involved in my estate because of the headaches involved with everything.
If the federal or state authorities take over the estate do they simply sell off the assets to pay the taxes that are due? If so then the sale of everything I owe would barely cover half of the combined state and federal liabilities.