A thoughtful estate plan is one of the best gifts you can give to your family, and it is never too early to start planning.
By far the most widely known tool in estate planning is the Last Will & Testament. Your will is where you designate who will handle your estate, and who will receive your property. More important to many families, however, your will is also where you will designate who will raise your children after you are gone.
There are many tools an experienced estate planning attorney can utilize to ensure that you can to provide for the family you leave behind. Though not all tools are right for every person, every person should have a Last Will & Testament, and update it regularly.