Planning how your estate and assets will be distributed upon your death is a wise decision to make, and having a set plan identified in legally binding documents is really the only way to assure that what you want to happen does happen. It is important that you prepare your estate to be handled according to your wishes so that your family, including your spouse and children, are not burdened with complicated decisions during a difficult and trying time.
Additionally, it does not matter what the value of your estate is, whether you have a large estate with numerous valuable assets or a small estate with few assets, you have a right to decide how your estate will be handled and distributed. You also have the right to identify your wishes as to how your minor children will be cared for, and who will continue their care, after your death.
Whether you are married, single, divorced or widowed, and whether you have minor children, adult children, or no children, you will find estate planning documents, such as wills, trusts and other useful documents in this section to assist you in identifying your wishes for how your estate will be handled upon your death.