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A young adult needs an estate plan as much as an elderly person

Hollywood likes to portray young people as wild, free and seemingly invincible. Some New Jersey adults in their late teens and early twenties live their lives as though nothing will ever stop them. When they are young and free of many of the responsibilities that settle in later on in life, such as marriage, jobs and children, it can be easy to live as though they will never die.

Anyone who watches the local news knows that this is just not true for all young adults. Car accidents, reckless behavior and sometimes simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time can rob young people of their lives. When young adults die their families and loved ones are often left to sort out the details of managing the decedents' estates and possessions.

Regardless of age, a person can always benefit from having an up-to-date estate plan. An estate plan is a schedule for the disposition of a person's assets and wealth when the person passes away. While not all young people have a lot of wealth that they need to manage during their lifetimes, having even the most basic testamentary documents in place can be helpful to their loved ones should they die before old age.

Wills are one of the most foundational testamentary tools that people can create. Though some people try to make their own wills, the help of an estate planning attorney can be invaluable to those who want to make sure that their wishes are properly codified in such important end-of-life documents.

It can be hard for a young person to imagine the person's life ending before old age sets in, but for some it is a harsh reality. Preparing a basic estate plan can help young adults find peace with knowing their wishes will be followed if they pass on early in life.

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