Who can I leave a gift to?
You can leave a specific gift to pretty much anyone. An example could be making sure the Guardian of your pet receives some money to offset the costs of caring for your pets. Maybe you want to give smaller gifts to your siblings, but leave the rest of your estate to your spouse. Ultimately, it's up to you!
Is there anyone I can't leave a gift to?
Some states have passed laws intended to prevent individuals from being manipulated or coerced into making gifts they would not have made otherwise. Gifts made to caretakers, accountants, financial advisors, or other fiduciaries may be scrutinized and could be disregarded and considered void by a court.