It does seem that sooner or later everyone asks the same question, "Do I need to have an estate plan?" The answer is always the same according to the Casper Star Tribune in "Estate planning is for everyone."
Indeed, the answer to that question is always "Yes." It's not just "Yes" because the estate planning attorney's office is a business that needs people to get estate plans to stay open.
Everyone really does need an estate plan.
It does not matter how much money a person has. It does not matter whether a person has any other family members. It does not matter if the only thing the person has is the proverbial dime to put in a pay phone to make the call. The answer is "Yes", because everyone needs some level of estate planning (whether it involves the execution of basic estate planning documents or the implementation of more sophisticated planning strategies).
The way to get an estate plan is to get advice from an experienced estate planning attorney about creating an estate plan that fits your unique circumstances.
Reference: Casper Star Tribune (June 30, 2017) "Estate planning is for everyone."