Estate planning is simply the advance planning of managing your assets, called your estate, in the event of incapacity or death. In recent decades it has taken on a broader meaning to include manage even your personal preference with regards to healthcare, living arrangements, etc.
Most of the time an estate plan is forward looking in the sense that the considerations are only for the estate owner. More recently, considerations for the care of minors, gifted children, and adult children are common elements of an estate plan.
Many people think a last will and testament alone is an estate plan. Unfortunately, there are infinitely more considerations that may be brought into an estate plan including care for your surviving pets.
If you are considering putting your affairs in order please give us a call to assist in going over the exhaustive list of considerations to make sure you, your loved ones, and your future are protected.