Single? Estate planning is still essential.

These days, more people are living single than ever before. In 1970, just about one-third of Americans were single, according to U.S. census data. Today, that number’s closer to 50 percent.

Whether never married, divorced or widowed, singles need to pay just as much attention to their estate planning as married people. Single people face unique estate planning issues that require advanced planning, time and the help of an experienced professional.