Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” While we plan for the inevitability of taxes, we often neglect to plan for our eventual passing. Attorney Heather Walser discusses what it means to have an estate plan and why everyone needs one. Heather explains how a well-drafted estate plan anticipates not just your death, but your incapacity as well. A common misconception about estate planning is that its only purpose is to distribute your assets to your surviving family and friends when you die. While taking care of your loved ones after your death is one of the goals of an estate plan, a comprehensive plan should also take care of you. Without a proper estate plan, your loved ones will lack the tools and direction to accomplish your wishes.