Believe it or not, everyone has an estate.
Whether it be cars, homes, clothes, bank accounts, retirement accounts, life insurance, furniture or simply personal possessions, everything you own is part of your estate. You are in the best position to determine how these possessions are managed after your death. Unfortunately, if you don't take any steps to draft plans and procedures for the distribution of your assets after your death then the Court will step in and distribute your assets for you. This Court directed distribution generally leads to additional costs to your Estate and your heirs being left to pay these costs in the form of attorney's fees, taxes, and court administrative fees.
The creation of your Last Will and Testament, Advanced Directive, asset protection and tax analysis, financial planning and advice are all methods used to create an estate plan for you.