Estate Planning For Singles in Southwest Missouri
Serving Individuals throughout Southwest Missouri and the Surrounding Areas
Did you know, the most recent U.S. Census reveals more than half of all adult Americans are single?
Being single actually increases your need to have an estate plan. Why? Because singles don’t have some of the basic, built-in protections married folks have. Who would make your basic decisions if you are legally incapacitated due to a serious injury or illness? If you don’t know the answer, then chills should run down your spine because the answer is probably a probate judge.
An Estate Plan is simply part of being a grown-up
Unless you legally appoint the decision-maker of your own selection in advance through proper estate planning, then a probate judge will select one for you. The probate court process to accomplish this is expensive, discloses your private personal and financial information to the public record and is a real burden for your loved ones.
But there is good news! You can take control and be assured that you’ve made the rules of what will happen when the unexpected happens.
Our office provides Complete Estate Plans for singles and is experienced in guiding singles through the unique challenges they face when estate planning.
Even if you do not have two dimes to rub together, you are your estate. So, act now before it is too late. We even help you coordinate the beneficiary designations on your life insurance and retirement plans with your estate plan to avoid unpleasant, unintended consequences.