How can an estate plan make things easier on my family after I die?
An estate plan is important because it makes certain that the property that you own goes to the people that you want it to go to. For example, you don't want to have a situation where you have to go to court, or your family has to go to court with your assets and have the court decide where those assets are going to be distributed or how they're going to be distributed. If you have an asset, or estate plan, your assets will be taken care of. Within that you can also take advantage of any tax implications that you can benefit from by making gifts and things like that ahead of time. You can also make certain that your family, the people you care most about, will spend the least amount of money possible for the maximum and fastest return of the assets to them. I strongly recommend that anyone with any type of assets at all go to an attorney and have them put together an estate plan for them.