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