Prepare Your Estate Plan

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How will your assets be distributed upon your death? Have you prepared for the distribution of your estate for the loved ones you will leave behind? Perhaps you have made plans to distribute your estate, and they need to be reviewed and updated. In any case, you can proceed through this lesson and learn more.

This lesson has unique sections that lead you through the learning process and can be viewed sequentially or in a random order. Select a unit to view from the “Lesson Contents” list on the right. You can also progress through the lesson by clicking the “Next” or “Previous” links at the bottom of each page.

Use the case studies in this lesson to apply what you have learned. For definitions of terms used in this lesson, go to the Financial Security Glossary.

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.