Benjamin Franklin once said that “in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” When death comes, it is important to make sure your family and loved ones are taken care of. Estate planning covers the transfer of property upon death. If you or a loved one passes away without a will, you die “intestate.” This means that your state’s laws will determine the distribution of your property by default. These laws usually are the legislature’s best guess as to how most people would want to dispose of their assets. However, their best guess may not be an accurate reflection of your wishes. Having a properly drafted will or other estate planning documents will help to paint a clearer picture of what your wishes truly are. Whether looking for a will, a trust, a power of attorney, or other estate planning documents, the attorneys at Carmichael & Rickerson can help answer the questions you have.