Heirs and beneficiaries stand to inherit a portion of a loved one's estate. Depending on the estate's value and the terms of the inheritance, heirs could be receiving thousands of dollars or property worth even more.
Some parents ask a very difficult question, "Can I disinherit my child?" There are various reasons that you might want to disinherit a child, from the reality that they don't need any of your assets to the realization that they would misuse it.
As an heir to your parents' estate, nothing could have been more shocking than finding out that you'd been removed from the will. The trust your parents had set up was revocable, and it had been revoked before they died. You were left with nothing, but how? You're an only child and the only heir to their assets.
A will is an important document. It protects you, and it protects your family. It tells everyone your final wishes and can help distribute your property.