Generally, we advise clients to include as part of their estate plan the following documents:
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Medical Power of Attorney or Power of Attorney for Health Care
- Living Will or Advance Directives or Directive to Physicians
If necessary or prudent, a trust will become part of your Estate Plan. Typically, a trust is drafted into your will and becomes operational or effective upon certain conditions, such as the beneficiary being a minor child.