It’s January. The full moon is January 2 . . . and then on the last day of the month, January 31, we have a second full moon, a Blue Moon. You know some things only happen once in a Blue Moon, so this month we are celebrating the somewhat rare occurrence of the Blue Moon by encouraging folks to engage in another fairly rare event: the making of a will.
If you don’t have a will, you’ve got plenty of company. About 60% of adults in the US don’t have one, according to a survey by Caring.com. Not surprisingly, the percentage of people who do have a will increases with age, but since you have about a 15% chance of dying before the age of 50, having a will earlier rather than later in life is the best choice. And since the younger you are the less likely you are to have a will, that means that people who have young children are very likely to have no will or any other documents to protect their children if the parents die.
Why don’t most people have a will? Of those who don’t have one, the number one answer as to why (47%) was that they just hadn’t gotten around to it. In other words, they had no reason, they simply had not done it.
If you have children, and especially if you have a child with a special need who will never be fully independent, there should be more of a reason to avoid providing for their future care than simply “I haven’t done it yet.” Whatever your reason for not facing this, we can find a way to overcome it. The Law Office of Pamela Parker is committed to helping families prepare for the future of their children with special needs, whatever it takes. Tell us what is holding you back, and we’ll help you move around that block. Under the Blue Moon, anything is possible.
Check it out – and send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 512-804-9934 or 413-203-9358 to rock this Blue Moon with your own estate plan.