According to a recent Huffington Post article, more than half of U.S. adults do not have a will, trust, or other estate planning documents. Although it is understandable to not want to plan for your own death, it is still surprising that so many adults are unprepared for the inevitable.
One of the main reasons that adults do not have a will in place is that they feel that they do not have enough assets. However, as cited in the article, “Even if you don’t have the wealth of Steve Jobs or Prince, what you do have means something to somebody. Regardless of the amount of ‘wealth’ you are passing on, let it be handed over based on your wishes, not your state’s laws.”
“In other words, if you don’t have a will, the state has one for you. Regardless of how old you are or how much wealth you have, would you rather have government officials dictate where your property goes or would you rather decide that for yourself?”
At J. Cutler Law, we help people with their estate plans and we do so at an affordable price. We also strive to make the whole process as easy and comfortable as possible. As a recent client said "We had a free consultation that was so comfortable we began work right away. I cannot believe how fast it all went!"
So, if you are one of the many adults that does not have a will or trust in place, schedule a free consultation with J. Cutler Law. We'll help you have peace of mind knowing your loved ones are taken care of if something were to happen to you.