What is estate planning?

Your estate consists of everything you own, from savings accounts and cars to your home and its contents. When you pass away, it must be distributed in some way. Estate planning is the process of putting together an organized plan for distributing your assets.


If you die without an estate plan, this distribution will follow state guidelines rather than your wishes. In addition, your estate will be subject to a complicated court proceeding known as probate unless you put certain controls in place before you die. Estate planning is complex, even for those with modest assets, so it is best to consult with an experienced estate lawyer.


If you are ready to begin your estate planning with a caring and compassionate Canton attorney who wants the best for you and your family, call Zachary Elliott today at (903) 567-4515.