Who has the last word? Will making in Germany
It can be assumed that estate planning in wills will become increasingly important in the area of asset transfers in the coming decades. The study examined who does draw up a will and thus indeed manifests a specific intention to bequeath.
Ehrlich, U., & Spuling, S. M. (2023): Who has the last word? Will making in Germany. DZA Aktuell 03/2023 [english version]
- The majority of people in the second half of life do not have a will.
- Older people and individuals with a high level of education are more likely to have written a will.
- People with (greater) assets tend to plan their will more frequently.
- Married people were more likely to have written a will than unmarried people.