How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Loren Your Own Question
Loren, Attorney
Category: Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 28556
Experience:  30 years experience in the practice of estate law.
Type Your Estate Law Question Here...
Loren is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I've just created a will, but I am presently not sure of

Customer Question

Hi, I've just created a will, but I am presently not sure of my assets -- all of which will go to my only son, according to my will. Problem is, I don't know all my assets and investment accounts, etc. -- because I myself am in the midst of receiving an inheritance from my father's estate. The reason for my question has to do with the latter point-- I want to act fast, to be sure my son will inherit my PENDING net worth and assets, but I don't yet know what they are! QUESTION: Is a valid will enough to have these assets discovered by my executor, and awarded to my son?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Loren replied 5 months ago.
Good evening. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.You do not have to list your assets in the will. It is enough to say that all your assets are left to your son. The executor has a duty to marshal your assets. You can keep a list or accounts (and other assets) and contact information and let your son know where to find it. The will is not required to name the specific assets, other than for any specific bequests you may want to make.
Expert:  Loren replied 5 months ago.
If you have no further questions, and have not yet done so, please remember to leave a favorable rating (Excellent or Good) so that I am credited by JustAnswer for assisting you. A bonus is not required, but is always appreciated.

Related Estate Law Questions