Estate Planning for Singles
Written by Bogutz and Gordon
Without an estate plan, state law determines where your assets go when you die. Generally, it’s to your spouse and children. If you are someone without a spouse or kids, your estate will go to other relatives — parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins. It will not go to your best friend, significant other, beloved pets, or charitable causes you support. For that, you need a plan.