Caring.Com Article: More Than Half Of U.S. Adults Don’t Have A Will, New Survey Reveals

By: Caring.Com, Contributor

Let’s face it—end-of-life planning isn’t fun. The topic can seem morose, depressing — maybe even a little scary. But it’s also a critical aspect of managing your assets and protecting your family, which is why it’s surprising that nearly 6 out of 10 Americans are unprepared for the inevitable.

According to a new survey, only 42 percent of U.S. adults currently have estate planning documents such as a will or living trust. For those with children under the age of 18, the figure is even lower, with just 36 percent having an end-of-life plan in place.

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