If I have a will, is my estate in good order?
Yes and no. Having a will is a start. A will is only one tool used in estate planning and it may be necessary for your estate to have other documents to effectively carry out your desires or to handle your affairs in the event of incapacitation.

Estate planning includes providing for one's care in the time of a medical emergency in both the short term and long term. This can be accomplished through a Power of Attorney and a Durable Health Care Power of Attorney. (See Alternatives to Adult Guardianships.) A well-drawn will and a well-prepared estate will save your family time, money, and a great deal of heartache.

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1. If I die, will the state get all of my money?
2. Should I have a living will so that my family will not have to probate my estate?
3. If I have a will, is my estate in good order?
4. Can I prepare my own will?
5. Can I avoid probate?