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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Recent Study Finds Many Americans Do Not Have a Will

Will According to a recent study conducted by Rocket Lawyer, only 39% of men and 47% of women have a will. The study found that more than 75% of Americans over the age of 65 have a will, while only 8% of Americans under the age of 35 have a will. Of the 1,001 individuals surveyed, over 50% did not have a legal will.

See Jenny Greenhough, 57% of Adults Don’t Have a Will — Are You One of Them? Estate Planning Survey Results Announced, Rocket Lawyer Insider, Mar. 31, 2011; see also Michelle Healy and Paul Trap, Who Has a Will?, USA Today, May 10, 2011.


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