Most Kent area residents know the importance of an estate plan, but many have not taken the time to create a will, trust, or health care directive. Many may think that when they die, their estate will go to their loved ones; however, it can be more complicated than what one might thing, which is why having a will is so important.
Around 64 percent of Americans do not have a will, although anyone over the age of 18 can and usually should have one. If a person dies without a will, the state will decide how the property is distributed. Some of these heirs may be people that a person would not want their assets to go to. Once a will is created, it should be reviewed every few years to make sure the intended beneficiaries are the same and if any other major changes need to be made.