During the span of your life it becomes important for you to plan out what will happen to everything you own once you die. Your accounts, your debts and your property need a destination. Who will receive what you worked for all your life? Will it be divided among several beneficiaries or just go to one significant other or close relative? This is all part of estate planning strategy.
There can be any number of complexities to work out when properly developing an estate plan. Although the ultimate decisions will be made by you in the process, an attorney becomes important to help you sort out the estate planning documents you will encounter.