Some fun facts about estate planning…
Historians found a Power of Attorney dated 561 BC in Mesopotamia.
The shortest known Wills are only three words long:
“ALL TO SON” AND “ALL TO WIFE.”
The longest known Will ever probated was 1,066 pages and 95,940 words and occupied four gilt-edged, leather-bound volumes. An English woman, Frederica Evelyn Stilwell Cook, holds this record.
A recent study indicates that 11% of Britons have their internet passwords in their Last Will and Testament.
Famous Americans who have died without a Will: Sonny Bono, Kurt Cobain,John Denver, Chris Farley, Howard Hughes, and Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1829, James Smithson created the Smithsonian Institute through a bequest in his Last Will and Testament.
SOURCE: Retail Solutions Advisors