Half of adults in America don't have a will
Almost half of Americans are taking a big risk with their family's future by not having a will according to a new survey from Rocket Lawyer™.
The survey revealed that:
- Half of respondents with children (50%) do not have a will to protect their family.
- Forty-one percent of baby boomers (age 55-64) do not have a will.
- In a new era of estate planning, protecting digital assets (Facebook account, online photos, passwords) is essential, yet 63% of respondents don't know what happens to their digital assets when they pass.
- The top three most important reasons given for creating a will include: ensuring assets pass on to the right people (69%), "to be sure my family is taken care of" (54%) and "to prevent family disputes" (44%).