IMPORTANT NOTE: The information on this Website is not legal advice. The information in this lesson will provide general information and help to make you a better informed consumer of legal services. It is designed to help families become better acquainted with some of the concepts and tools used in estate planning and to create an awareness of the need for such planning. Laws vary dramatically from state to state, and future changes in laws cannot be predicted. The statements within this lesson, facts sheets, and learning activities are based on general concepts as of the last revised date of the Web publication. If you have questions, you should seek the assistance of an attorney in your state, who can give you advice based on local laws and your facts and circumstances.
Prepare Your Estate Plan belongs to a series called Legally Secure Your Financial Future. The series also includes information to help you organize important household papers and to communicate your health-care wishes.