ELEMENTS OF AN ESTATE PLAN
A good estate plan is an integrated set of documents that are tailored specifically to your individual needs. These documents plan for life’s contingencies (potential disability, absence and ultimately, death) and benefit your family members and loved ones, not only by providing long-term protection but also by facilitating a speedy and efficient resolution of your estate.
Some documents that may be included in your estate plan are a will, powers of attorney for finances and health care, a living trust, and a living will. Your attorney will work with you, now and in the future, to develop and later update an estate plan that reflects your needs and desires through all the stages of your life.