Does a will control all of my property?
A will does not necessarily control all of your property. It would depend on how the asset is titled, as well as what type of asset it is. Most of the time, if you have property that’s just titled solely in your name, it would pass to the will. In cases such as life insurance, annuities, CDs and retirement plans, most of the time they will have beneficiaries designated so those types of assets would not pass through your will or through probate. Additionally if you have real property and another person’s name is on that property it would depend on how it’s titled to determine whether or not that property would pass through your will.