Becoming a parent means taking on a whole new level of responsibility. After all, you’ve now got a new life in your hands and your child is dependent on you for everything.
Many people equate estate planning with older people who have more assets and more to protect. However, that doesn’t mean younger people should ignore the benefits of estate planning. According to Caring.com, only 34% of adults ages 35 to 44 have a will and 18% of adults ages 18 to 34 have one.
Unlike personal property, real property—such as real estate or automobiles—is titled to convey ownership. This title must transfer when the asset is sold and must be cleared—or free of liens or encumbrances—for transfer to take place.