Estate planning is undertaken to ensure your loved ones are adequately provided for, minimize tax consequences, and specify your wishes for asset distribution after your death. The term "estate planning" is broad, and can include creation of a revocable living trust, a will, a durable power of attorney, health care directive, and supporting documents (such as schedules of assets, waivers of confidentiality for health care providers, and assignments of business interests). Some clients require only one or two of these documents, while others require all of them, as well as additional assistance with tax planning and asset protection. Good estate planning provides a roadmap not only for a client's death, but for his or her incapacity. The attorneys at Vaught & Boutris will work with you to ensure that you and your loved ones are protected and provided for with a thorough and personized estate plan.