A year ago, Rocket Lawyer commissioned a survey. We learned that 57% of Americans did not have a Will. So we set out to get Americans protected, offering free wills, estate plans, and estate planning lawyers who could help anyone look out for their businesses, assets, and most importantly, families.
This past year? That number’s down to 50%.
While that’s a great improvement and while we’re thrilled that more and more of us are taking care of our estate plans, we believe that every single American should have an estate plan.
Everyone should have a Will, but we all have our own reasons why. This is part of the reason we launched our Photo Contest: we wanted to know your reason for making a Will. What’s important to you? Who’s important to you? Is it your children, your business, making sure your precious heirlooms go to who will cherish them most?
The contest is still going on and we’d love it if you took part. We’re giving away over $4,000 in prizes and all you need to do is show us what’s important to you.
To get you in the spirit, here’s a sampling of the people (and pets!) that are the reasons our users made a Will.
- How to Make Your Kid a Trust Fund Baby (press.rocketlawyer.com)
- Digital Executor: Who Will Tweet When You’re Gone? (press.rocketlawyer.com)
- Why Estate Plans Matter for Small Businesses (press.rocketlawyer.com)
- Rocket Lawyer’s Estate Planning Center (rocketlawyer.com)