If You Are Single

Estate planning is not just for couples and parents!  If you are single, you will still want to plan for what should happen to your assets at your death.  There are many exciting estate planning opportunities available to single people.  For example, you could make gifts to family members or friends – gifts that could have a dramatic, positive impact on their lives.  You could also make gifts to charitable organizations that would help the organizations carry out their missions.  A good estate planning attorney can help you establish what your priorities are, and then help you put a plan in place that carries out your wishes.

If you are single, it is particularly important that you plan for the possibility that you might someday become disabled (either temporarily or permanently).  More information about disability planning can be found on the link at left labeled “General Planning for Disability or Illness.”