By the time an individual reaches his or her 30s, he or she may be contemplating settling down or may have already done so. He or she may be comfortable at work, buying a home and getting married and having children. What many Massachusetts 30-somethings do not have, however, are wills and other estate planning documents.
A perception still exists that only older people who are nearing or in retirement need to worry about planning for their deaths. The opposite may actually be more accurate since someone in his or her 30s is more likely to have minor children to take care of than someone closer to retirement age. Without an estate plan, the fate of any minor children could be left to the state of Massachusetts along with the disposition of assets.