For those who made much of musician Prince’s lack of a will after his unexpected death in April, estate planning attorney Ilene McCauley sounds a harsh wake-up call.

There’s no such thing as a person without an estate plan, says McCauley, principal at Goldinov & McCauley in Scottsdale, Ariz., and a speaker at the 2016 NAPFA conference in Phoenix. “If you don’t have an estate plan, the state you live in will give you one,” she says.

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