When some people think about estate planning, they think about writing out a will that lets their loved ones know how they want their assets divided. Many people will probably be surprised to learn that there is much more to estate planning than simply writing out a will.
Birth and death are the only true certainties in life. Despite this fact, according to sources, only roughly 40 percent of Americans take the time to devise a will. Even in cases where an individual doesn't think he or she needs a will, having one is ultimately an act of love. A will can save those left behind the emotional pain and stress of having to hunt down information related to important matters which must be attended to upon an individual's death.