Is it necessary to have a will if you have beneficiaries on everything?
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Beneficiaries are on everything. ATTORNEY ANSWER BY MARGARET L. CROSS BELIVEAU: Assets with beneficiary designations typically avoid probate. Occasionally things go awry if a beneficiary predeceases you and alternates are not named. The account could end up going to a person you don’t want, a minor, or the deceased person’s probate estate. Owning property jointly with another is risky because the joint owner has total access to the account. This means that the joint