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If I Am Single, Do I Still Need to Put Together an Estate Plan?

Many single people, especially those who do not have children, wonder if they need an estate plan. The answer is Yes! Without an estate plan, your assets will be distributed according to your state’s intestate succession (died without a will) statute. The good news is that your assets will be passed on; the bad news is that it may not be to the people you would have chosen.

Also, although many single people don’t have children, they do have pets. An estate plan gives you the opportunity to provide for the care of your pet once you have died. You can either set up a pet trust for your pet’s care or name a caretaker and give that caretaker a designated amount of money to use for your pet. Other considerations are charities and friends. Without affirmative action on your part to include them in an estate plan, they will not receive anything.

If you are single, even if you are now convinced that putting an estate plan in place is a good idea, meeting with a lawyer and talking about death may not top of your list of fun ways to spend your afternoon. Therefore, you may not feel an urgency to make that estate planning appointment. However, why gamble with your life’s savings and the people, pets and organizations you care about? By taking the steps now to put your estate plan in place you can avoid the potentially sad legacy of letting the state, rather than you decide who will benefit from all your hard work.

  • Why Choose
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    We limit the number of clients that we have at one time, allowing us to focus on your case.

    Personalized Representation
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    Find out if you and your family can benefit from our elder law planning services!

    More Information
  • Dedicated & Experienced

    Our firm exclusively handles elder law concerns so your family can obtain peace of mind.

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St. Petersburg Elder Law Attorney
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