Nonprobate Property

Your will has no effect on nonprobate property. Not all property interests that are yours during life remain behind in your estate upon your death. For example, your life insurance policy already has a designated beneficiary. Upon your death, the proceeds from your life insurance policy pass to the designated beneficiary without ever passing through your estate. Thus, your will has no effect on the disposition of the proceeds from your life insurance policy. Similar examples include IRAs, annuities, pensions, and trusts. A different example is property that you jointly own. An owner’s death extinguishes his or her interest in the jointly owned property. No property interest remains behind for the estate to collect. A will thus has no effect on jointly owned property. These examples are all nonprobate property.

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Attorney Andrew P. Mongin

P.O. Box 11712

Green Bay, WI 54307-1712

(920) 288-2080

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