How can I designate an inheritance be distributed to my daughter in the event of my death prior to the deposit of monies

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Customer: How can I designate an inheritance be distributed to my daughter in the event of my death prior to the deposit of monies in inheritance as it is still in probate.
JA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?
Customer: California
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: Two probate cases filed in Riverside County and Los Angeles county name me as one of the beneficiaries to the estates along with 5 siblings.
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No, I don't know if it is possible, but if there is anything I can do to protect the inheritance to make sure my daughter who is my only child will receive it I would like to take care of it. I'm very much about pre-planning my funeral, final disposition, life insurance and anything else I can to take care of my daughter.
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I understand that you expect to receive an inheritance. I also understand that you want to make sure that if you die before you receive the inheritance, your daughter will receive the money.

Tell me, do you already have a Will? And if so, do you name her as a beneficiary or sole beneficiary?

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I do not have a will. She is my next of kin, I am widowed. It looks as though I will need to set up a will or trust.
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Since she is your only daughter, even if you do not have a will or a trust, she would inherit your assets since you do not have a current husband that is a living and she is your only child.

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She is my only child.
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to be clear, even though I have not received the monies as of this date, if I were to die, she would inherit what is determined to be my inheritance from my mother's estate. I do not want it to be distributed to my surviving siblings is the main thing.
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Your daughter would inherit your share of your mother's estate even if you died before you receive your share of your mother's estate. The reason is that you would be dying after your mother passed away. If you died before your mother passed away, then your surviving siblings could have gotten your share.

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Ok. Now, if I had more than one child, which I don't but my brother does, and want to designate only ONE child receive the inheritance, then a will would be in order?
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Yes. If you had more than one child but you want the inheritance to go to your daughter only, you would have to have a will or a trust.

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When the case (probate) goes before a judge, it's not a trial is it? ??? The judge makes the decision on issues at question?
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It depends on what is the issue before the judge. If there is a dispute, then the judge would make a decision on the issue or legal question at hand.

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Ok, thank you. I think you have answered my questions. If something comes to mind later I will reach out again.
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You are welcome. Sounds good.

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