Do you have a will? If you answered no, you are not alone. A recent FindLaw.com survey found that only one in three Americans have a will. Although only 35% of those surveyed had a will, that number shifted when it came to the age of the individual surveyed. For example, 75% of individuals over the age of 65 had a will. But not surprisingly, the lower the age, the less likely an individual is to have any type of estate plan in place.
“By not having a will you are essentially giving up any control or say into how your estate and your affairs will be handled after you are gone. Writing a will is sometimes difficult and uncomfortable thing for people to do. But with an attorney's help, it can be a fairly simple and fast process. And it gives people control over their assets and the future of their family, and the peace of mind that comes along with that,” said attorney and FindLaw.com editor Stephanie Rahlfs.