Published October 26, 2021 by Yahoo! Finance
Thinking about estate plans usually evokes an image of a wealthy family summoning their family lawyer to make sure their summer homes pass through to the children while evading taxes. Modern estate planning though is much more about organizing your financial assets to make sure they are protected from new problems, such as outside business ventures or a potential divorce — or even a pandemic. According to a new survey from Edward Jones, a third of Americans say the pandemic has triggered conversations with their family about end-of-life plans.