Many people equate estate planning with older people who have more assets and more to protect. However, that doesn’t mean younger people should ignore the benefits of estate planning. According to Caring.com, only 34% of adults ages 35 to 44 have a will and 18% of adults ages 18 to 34 have one.
If you and your spouse are child-free, you may think you don’t need to think about comprehensive estate planning—but you’d be wrong. You’ll still want to ensure your assets go where you’d like them to after you’re gone, rather than being divvied up by the state.
The father of my three children died with no will. We were divorced. He owns a house and was married in the Philippines about two years ago. However, his new wife has not been given entrance to the U.S. What happens to his estate?
The transition to retirement means different things to different people, as does the actual age in which people turn the page to a new chapter in their life. Many factors contribute to this life-altering decision and many emotions are felt–everything from fear, stress and anxiety to the sheer excitement of being able to fulfill lifelong dreams.