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If there are no assets, do you still have to file a Will?

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If there are no assets , do you still have to file a Will?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Estate Law
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Do you have to file a Will with the court if the person did not have any assets in the State of Maryland?
Expert:  Lane replied 1 month ago.

Hi. My name's Lane. I can help with this.

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No there no requirement in ANY state to file or have a will with the probate court.

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As a matter of fact each state has what are called intestacy laws to say what happens with any discovered asset when there IS no will

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Expert:  Lane replied 1 month ago.

You can see what happens in Maryland with no will, specifically, by going about halfway down the page here:

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http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/intestate-succession-maryland.html

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I hope this has helped. If SO, I'd appreciate a positive rating by using the starts one your screen and clicking submit.

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Thanks,

Lane

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