A complete estate plan is about much more than just your money. Your estate plan will start working for you the second you sign your documents. Your powers of attorney and living will are in effect before you die and help you get immediate assistance from people you select when you need it. There are no delays having to go to court. Beyond that, your will and other documents help provide your family guidance during a time of stress, loss, and grief.
A well-drafted estate plan will make sure your wishes are expressed and carried out after you are gone, saves time in probate and distributing assets, and helps avoid family feuds. A proper estate plan is more than finances, it helps make sure you are cared for during your lifetime and shows you loved and cared for those close to you even after you are gone.