I have not been hesitant to emphasize the need to do your estate planning. Without planning, many families deal with such difficult situations that could have been avoided.
Proper planning means more than simply listing what happens to your “stuff” when you die. Estate planning should address your wishes should you or your spouse become incapacitated and unable to care for yourselves. Also, if you have concerns that your assets may be inappropriately used after your passing, your estate plan should also provide solutions to this concern. This is actually less complicated (and less expensive) than many people think.