Serving Easthampton and the surrounding areas Massachusetts & Connecticut Estate Planning Law Firm For Singles If you are single, then you are in good company. According to the most recent U.S. Census, more than half of all adult Americans are single, too. Whether you just turned 18 or are 118 one thing you share with your married counterparts is the need for essential estate planning. For Married Couples With each marriage come new rights and new responsibilities. If you created an estate plan when you were single, then you should bring your estate plan up-to-code to reflect your wedding vows. For Minor Children Are you the parent of minor children? If yes, then they are your most valuable treasure. So, what arrangements have you made for their care should something happen to you and their other parent? For Blended Families Times have changed. In the new millennium, whether due to the death of a spouse or through a divorce, blended families now outnumber traditional nuclear families. And the number is likely to grow, based on current statistics and trends. During Peak Earning Years Are you between age 40 and 55? If yes, then congratulations. Research has shown that you are in your peak earning years. And that is a very good thing. For Retirement Just a moment ago you were in the thick of your busy, busy Peak Earning Years. Now, you can see a new adventure is rapidly approaching your front windshield. What is it? Single Again Did you know the law requires every adult American to make his or her own personal, financial, and health care decisions? Now that you are single again, who would make your basic decisions if you are legally incapacitated due to a serious injury or illness?