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Survey: 22% of United States Adults Over Age 65 Don’t Have Wills

According to a new survey, 22% of U.S. adults over the age of 65 do not have a will. No surprise there. Most adults would rather do just about anything to avoid even thinking about getting a will, never mind actually getting one. Apparently, this even includes elderly adults, who undoubtedly know better.

But procrastination comes with a steep price…

…when divvying up an estate without a will; it gets parsed according to state law, with no stipulation for loyal friends… or any other person or entity the deceased might have wanted to honor with a bit of his or her estate.

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If you want to make sure your estate doesn’t end up in probate court hell, its time to get your will in order. Be wary of do-it-yourself will software. The older you are, the more complicated your estate is likely to be. It’s easy to make mistakes and create serious headaches for your would-be heirs.

If you’ve waited this long, hire an attorney — preferably one who specializes in elder law to make sure that your will is done right. Start your search for an elder law attorney who can help here.

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