If you did your estate planning in California, then move to Hawaii, is the plan still valid? Will your will or trust work the way you intended in you new state of residence? Each state has it’s own set of laws that govern estate planning.
Will the State take my property? Will my loved ones pay more taxes? These are common questions that come up when discussing what happens if you die without a will, but aren’t necessarily true. Each state has intestate succession statues that try to guess who you would want to get your stuff if you don’t have a will.