When actor Chadwick Boseman died, he didn’t have a will. Neither did recording artists Prince and Aretha Franklin.

Each time the news broke, there was surprise that such notable names hadn’t made estate plans. Yet, estate planning isn’t as common as experts argue it should be, including among Black Americans.

Overall, 33 percent of U.S. adults have a will, according to Caring.com’s 2021 wills and estate planning survey. Meanwhile, 27.5 percent of Black Americans have one, up from 25.9 percent in 2020. There is also a lack of clarity around a loved one’s wishes and potential discord that may cause among family members. Then, there is property that may have been in the family for a generation or more. “So many families lose their family access and ownership of land,” he said.” https://www.yahoo.com/now/why-black-americans-might-miss-162832470.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMv85FxihWM2SEjdgjEMyTs7Q4EI1Uu6uCZZTosPxBFucbx4iBuSLrSjZ4mgK1z5nhfUtMfH7G7lUq1w9dJfZFqq3TKEmWJX1RxDj2FzJxy39brH9G9ANdCuLfdDKg4rTzTVBE06e9npavHjIO1x5mKr9pYZUY6EHOpf0LT2qaAb