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Estate Planning Basics

Estate planning allows individuals to ensure that their final wishes regarding property and health care are honored, and that their loved ones are provided for in their absence. A person’s estate usually includes all real estate, bank accounts, insurance policies, investments, and personal property the person owns at death. In order to ensure that the property is distributed according to their wishes, many people create wills and trusts. This section provides a number of resources on estate planning and the laws governing it. You’ll find articles on how to create an estate plan, how probate works, what happens if someone dies without a will, and much more.
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