There are several key estate planning documents that everyone should have, including:
A Will is a legal document that outlines your wishes for how your assets will be distributed after you pass away.
A Trust is a legal arrangement in which you transfer assets to a trustee to manage for the benefit of your beneficiaries.
A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the authority to make financial or healthcare decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated.
A healthcare directive, also known as a living will, is a legal document that outlines your wishes for medical treatment if you become incapacitated.
While it’s possible to create an estate plan on your own, there are many benefits to hiring an experienced estate planning attorney. At the end of the day, these are legal documents, you should hire a qualified attorney to help you.