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Planning an Estate

Planning an estate is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family, yet estate planning is generally not included at the top of a person's priority list. Creating the proper estate plan can make the difference between having a say in the swift and proper handling of your affairs when you die, and having a court administer your estate over a long period of time. Whether you are a young person in need of estate planning advice, or a person who is advanced in years wishing to create or update a will, this section provides basic tips and information to help you effectively plan your estate. Please select from the list of titles below to get started. Also, you may want to download FindLaw's Guide to Estate Planning [PDF] for a printer-friendly, general reference for estate planning.