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Yes! Estate planning is needed now more than ever. While the number of Americans over 65 years old will double by 2060, only 44% of U.S. adults have a will—and only 37% have an advance directive.1 As baby boomers age, they have specific ideas about retirement, end-of-life decisions, and quality of life. And demographics alone don’t explain the growth of work in the specialized area of elder law.2 The scope of the area has increased to include many forms of advising, as aging in America has gotten more complex.1. Gallup, 2016; Reuters, 2017. 2. Robert Denney, 2017.
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“I really like that I get to help families. I sleep very well at night.”
- Julie R. Woods
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