We would all love to be able to do whatever we want to do whenever we want to do it. However, we are all adults and understand that doing whatever we want is just not possible all the time. We are not perfectly free. We have responsibilities. There are legal restrictions that prevent us from doing whatever we want. These are truths that we all accept and do not think too much about. There is one place where you can more or less do whatever you want. You are free to do whatever you want with your estate.
The only major exception to you leaving your property to whomever you want is that you cannot cut your spouse out of your estate plan. Of course, that is not a real restriction as the overwhelming majority of people do not want to leave nothing to their husbands and wives. Other than that one restriction, you really can leave your property to anyone that you want to leave it to.
Of course, you are not perfectly free in how you leave your property to the people you want to have it. There are legal restrictions in what you can do there. But, an estate planning attorney can help you navigate those restrictions and make sure that the people you want receive your property.
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