Actually Prince is in good company as other prominent people such as Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Michael Jackson, Pablo Picasso, and Howard Hughes also went to their grave without a will either.
While this lack of foresight might be an eye opener for many, it shouldn't really come as a complete surprise as it is estimated that over 54% of Americans age 55 and older have also not taken the steps to create a will or trust for their estate.
The three most common excuses offered were: 1) they didn't get around to it, 2) they underestimated the value of their estate thinking they don't have much to contribute, and, 3) they feel that lawyers are expensive.
On Wednesday, May 22, the Advancement Board of Saints Peter and Paul School is sponsoring an Estate Planning seminar. It will be held in Rm. U 217-218 on the top floor of the Ministry Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. and will conclude by 7:30 p.m., including allowing time for questions.
The goal for the evening is simple.....that all parishioners, who have been so generous to our parish and school over the years, walk out with sufficient knowledge to take the next step to ensure their hard-earned money will be distributed to the people and organizations they love and cherish.
Our presenter will be Dick Kuhn, a local attorney, parishioner, an alum of our school along with his wife and four children. His office is in downtown Naperville, and he specializes in Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, and Probate.