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Estate planning is about getting the right legal documents in place to plan for the possibility of mental incapacity and inevitable death. Learn all about the essential estate planning documents, including Last Will and Testaments, Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, and more.
  1. All About Last Will and Testaments
  2. Overview of Revocable Living Trusts
  3. How to Fund a Revocable Living Trust
  4. How to Settle a Revocable Living Trust
  5. Overview of Irrevocable Trusts
  1. Other Types of Trusts
  2. Health Care Directives
  3. Powers of Attorney
  4. Other Estate Planning Documents

All About Last Will and Testaments

A Last Will and Testament is an essential part of every estate plan, so understanding what a will is and what it does is the key to understanding your estate plan.

Overview of Revocable Living Trusts

Revocable Living Trusts have become a part of everyday estate planning. Learn what they are and if you need one.

How to Fund a Revocable Living Trust

A Revocable Living Trust is only as good as the assets that have been funded into it. Learn what it means to fund a trust and how to fund specific types of assets into your trust.

How to Settle a Revocable Living Trust

After the Trustmaker of a Revocable Living Trust dies, the successor Trustee of the trust will be charged with many tasks. Learn all about settling a Revocable Living Trust, including how long it will take and how much it will cost.

Overview of Irrevocable Trusts

Irrevocable Trusts have become an essential part of many estate plans. Learn what an irrevocable trust is and if you should consider one as part of your estate plan.

Other Types of Trusts

There are a variety of other trusts that you may want to consider when planning your estate. Learn about them here.

Health Care Directives

A Health Care Directive, also called an Advance Medical Directive, Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, or Medical Power of Attorney, and a Living Will are essential documents to plan for the possibility of mental incapacity and to give guidance to your loved ones and doctors if you are injured or become terminally ill.

Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is an essential estate planning document that will allow the agent of your choice to manage your finances on your behalf.

Other Estate Planning Documents

There are other legal documents that may be required to make your estate plan complete as well as important documents that need to be located after someone dies. Learn about them here.

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