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Even Washington couples without children need a will

When most Kent area residents think of an estate plan, they probably think of a will. Wills are a popular part of a basic estate plan and are used to protect assets. Most couples who do not have kids probably do not think a will is that important. But, everyone should consider having a will, regardless of whether they have children.

A great percentage of women under the age of 44 are childless. According to the U.S. census over 47 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 44 do not have children. Because there are so many childless couples now, it can make it difficult for these couples to delegate where there assets will go when they die.

This is one reason is why having a will is so important. Because these couples do not have children, their estate planning is often more complicated. Having a will and an estate plan ensures that assets are distributed to their intended recipients, instead of the government getting involved.

Although there are many couples now that choose to remain childless, an estate plan is still extremely valuable. Without an estate plan, the assets may be distributed based on what the courts decide, instead of who the benefactor wants to be the recipient. Having a will gives the couple control over their assets when they die and can help them feel secure in their choices.

Everyone needs to think about establishing an estate plan to protect their assets, including having a will. A legal professional skilled in estate planning can help a couple come up with an estate plan that meets their needs now and in the future.

Source:, "Why you need a will, even if you don't have kids," Lizzie O'Leary, July 10, 2015

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