It seems that every time a celebrity dies without leaving a will, there is an outcry from fans and critics. Many use the event as a cautionary tale while probate for the rich and famous drags into years and descends into feuds. Nevertheless, nearly 60 percent of adults in the United States have not made a plan for their estates.
You may be among those in California with no estate plan. However, you may think your lack of planning is justified. After all, you have no children and perhaps are not even married. What is the point of making an estate plan if you have no one to inherit your assets?