What happens if I don’t have a plan?

If a person with no estate plan becomes incapacitated, then they will be unable to authorize other important people in their life to assist with implementing their wishes regarding their business, finances, long-term care, medical care,  and disposition of their assets.

If a person has no estate plan at their death, then the state government’s laws of intestate succession govern the disposition of their estate.  Seldom does the state’s plan coincide with what the decedent would have wanted.