Planning for the Inevitable: How to Draft a Will

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As more details emerge about the death of prolific pop star Prince, people close to him have revealed that he did not have a will. He was far from alone: Studies estimate that more than half of American adults do not have wills. That can mean uncertainty, expense and conflict for surviving loved ones. Forum talks about wills -- when should we make them, and what do we need to know?


Liza Hanks, partner at Finch Montgomery Wright LLP, a Palo Alto law firm specializing in estate planning

David Hellman, estate and tax planning lawyer, Law Office of David Hellman

John O'Grady, mediator and estate lawyer, O'Grady Law Group; chair of the Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco