Single? No kids? Here’s why you still need an estate plan
Abstract: There’s a common misconception that only married couples with children need an estate plan. In fact, estate planning may be even more important for single people without children. Why? Because for married couples, the law makes certain assumptions about who should make financial or medical decisions on their behalf should they become incapacitated and who should inherit their property if they die. This article explains the possible undesirable outcomes that may result if a single person dies or becomes incapacitated without an estate plan.