57% of U.S. Adults Surveyed Are Without a Will

Don't face the grim reaper without a will
Don't face the grim reaper without a will

If you don't have a will, chances are you've never been in a situation where someone near to you passed without one. You'd understand the nightmare that probate court can be when divvying up an estate without a will; it gets parsed according to state law, with no stipulation for loyal friends or the church or a charity or any other person or entity the deceased might have wanted to honor with a bit of his or her estate.

A new study by the Rocket Lawyer found that 57% of the 1,000 people it surveyed were without a will. That's sad.