Estate planning is the process by which people prepare for their death or incapacity, specifically about the transfer of assets after death and issues surrounding those transfers. A person’s primary estate plan centers around a last will and testament, though a complete plan includes several other documents as well. Everyone should have some form of estate plan. Even if your estate is relatively small, proper planning can save time and headache for your survivors, and ensure the right assets go to the right people. If you have young children and want to ensure their protection, have specific items that you want to go to specific people, or you have a complex estate, a will is vital to make your wishes known to your survivors. A comprehensive estate plan will allow your loved ones to go through a straightforward and clear process to transfer your assets to them, as well as add protection for your assets during your life for unforeseen events.