Where there’s a will, there’s a way – Ensuring your wishes will be carried out
Abstract: Well-crafted, up-to-date estate planning documents ensure your wishes will be carried out. They also can help ease the burdens on your family during a difficult time. This article explains how a will figures into the probate process and how probate can be bypassed with a living trust. It also describes a number of important estate planning documents, including a durable power of attorney for property and a power of attorney for health care.