Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's time to do that will

"I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death." John Keats

The Harris Interactive poll, conducted for, surveyed 1,018 adults and found that more than half (55%) of them didn't have a will. Only one in three African American adults (32%) had a will and only one in four Hispanic Americans (26%).

Obiously people dislike the thought of death, except maybe Keats, but everyone should should have at minimum a good valid will. It's not dependent on how much or how little you have.

A good will can be drafted with minimal expense by qualified attorney. Even if you have little, what little you have should be distributed the way you want it to be. A small piece of your time could prevent family fights and bitter feelings caused by disappointed expectations. And if you have children it's very important to name guardians.

And face it, you need to do this because no one is getting out of here alive. Utah residents can contact Hughes Estate Group Attorneys. Others should contact their local bar assocation for a referral.

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