What should be included in my estate plan?

Everyone really should have these three fundamental estate planning documents: a Last Will and Testament, a Financial Power of Attorney, and Health Care Power of Attorney with an Advance Directive. Planning ahead will make sure that your wishes are followed after death, your family is spared unnecessary expense and delay, and someone you trust will be in charge if you ever become unable to manage your own affairs. Additional documents, such as trusts, could be necessary depending on your specific goals and family circumstances.