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Estate planning useful for all adults, even those without kids

Estate plans can serve a number of purposes, but some Colorado residents may only know about one or two. For instance, they may know that they can use their wills to name guardians for their children, but since many people do not have children, they may mistakenly think that they do not need an estate plan. In fact, estate planning can be beneficial for any adult, even those without kids.

Tips for getting your parents to make estate plans

Far too many Americans put off estate planning. In fact, only 40 percent of adults have a will or other estate plans, reports AARP. Oldest seniors have the highest rate (81 percent), and baby boomers come next, though only at 58 percent. This means there are still those entering or settling into their later years without any plans for their passing.

Estate planning: Cases of elder financial abuse on the rise

Anyone whose health and cognitive abilities have declined may be susceptible to financial abuse. Senior citizens in Colorado and elsewhere often experience reduced functioning as they age and, therefore, can be taken advantage of, often by people they love and trust. Experts are warning that instances of elder financial abuse are on the rise and will potentially worsen as the population ages. Those who do not have financial directives as part of estate planning may be vulnerable.

Red flags your aging parent is a victim of undue influence

If you have an older parent finishing up his or her estate plan, you may have some concerns about it. Elderly people can become susceptible to coercion and pressure by other people, such as family members or friends. Abusers take advantage of the physical and mental weakness of elderly people. This can impact the estate plan significantly. 

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