The 110th Congress of the United States, House of Representative resolution creating National Estate Planning Awareness Week stated:
Whereas it is estimated that over 120,000,000 Americans do not have up-to-date estate plans to protect themselves or their families in the event of sickness, accidents, or untimely death;
Whereas a 2004 Roper poll commissioned by the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants found that two-thirds of Americans over age 65 believe they lack the knowledge necessary to adequately plan for retirement, and nearly one half of all Americans are unfamiliar with basic retirement tools, such as a 401(k) plan;
Congress designated the 3rd week in October (October 20-26th) National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Please contact an estate planning attorney at Wright, Constable and Skeen today if you need to update your estate plan, or if you have questions.