National Estate Planning Awareness Week – October 16 – October 22

National Estate Planning Awareness Week – October 16 – October 22

Only 42% of adults in the United States have a will or living trust according to a 2017 survey by For parents of minor children, only 36% have a plan in place. Why are more than ½ of U.S. adults not planning for an inevitable life event? The survey gathered the following reasons from 1,003 adults.

47% haven’t gotten around to planning yet
29% don’t believe they have enough assets to justify planning
7% are not sure who should inherit their assets
4% believe it is too expensive to do planning
4% didn’t know how to get a plan in place
9% gave other reasons for not planning

While it is not enjoyable to plan for death, an estate plan is meant to ensure the transfer of your assets upon your death while taking the unique circumstances of your family into consideration. It also eases the burden on the ones you leave behind to handle the financial details relating to your passing. I have seen how careful planning can save time, money, and unnecessary stress for families. So, if you don’t have an estate plan there is no better time to get one and if you already have a plan then proper maintenance and review of it is necessary.

National Estate Planning Awareness Week was sanctioned in 2008 to encourage people to understand the what, why, and how of estate planning. You are always welcome to call me and discuss the barriers you face to create a plan or whether you should update your existing plan.


Cunningham Dalman, PC publishes this web site and its component parts to inform users about our firm, our attorneys and general new developments in the law. The web site and blogs are not intended as legal advice on any matter. There are many factors that may affect your situation. You should not act or refrain from acting because of information found here without first seeking appropriate legal or other professional advice from someone who is familiar with your particular circumstances.

In the operation of this web site and our blogs, we do not intend to create an attorney-client relationship with you and no such relationship shall be created by your use of this web site. Such a relationship can only be established to the extent an attorney at Cunningham Dalman, PC expressly agrees to undertake the relationship. Please do not communicate to us any information you regard as confidential unless and until we have established a formal attorney-client relationship with you. Any information you send to us before we establish an attorney client relationship may not be privileged or confidential. Information you send to us over the Internet may not be secure.

Our Practice Areas
Our Practice Areas

Recent Posts


Cunningham Dalman P.C.
PO Box 1767
321 Settlers Road
Holland, MI 49422-1767

Google Map


Scroll to Top

Tell Us How We Can Help You

Send us a quick message or call us at 616.392.1821!

Seminar Registration

Fill in the form below to reserve your spot today for each person attending. If you have any questions, please call the office at 616.392.1821.

Call Now Button