Everyone needs a Will. Without a will, community property (acquired during the marriage) is divided: ½ to spouse, ½ to children, subject to spouse's right to use the property until remarriage. Separate property goes to the children or blood relative of the deceased. This is not forced heirship. This is an “intestate succession” or what happens without a Will.It usually takes a few weeks after our initial meeting to have the Will drafted and a meeting to execute the Will. It may be shorter or longer, depending on the complexity of the Will and the business of the office.
We still have forced heirship for children who are under 23 or disabled. These children will have a share in the estate whether you provide for them or not, unless they are disinherited.