I think it is common for many individuals to “forget” about creating an estate plan during their lifetime. Either they procrastinate and push it off until later, they don’t know which estate planning options are right for them or they aren’t aware that they should have one! Regardless of the reason, the aftermath of settling your estate when you’re gone can be a grueling process for your successors. Below you will find a link to an article written by Jessica Zimmer for the North Bay Business Journal that gives some good general information as to why you should have a Trust and a Will. Happy reading!