There are many considerations that people make as they plan their estate. Estate planning can be a complicated and extensive undertaking. There are details that people may not consider as they move forward with the process, and dealing with them may seem tedious. However, ignoring the small details can lead to significant challenges for family members following an individual's passing.
In many cases, people want to maximize the assets and value that they are able to pass along to their family following their death. Proper estate planning helps to make this possible. One way to avoid extra expense following a person's death is to minimize the amount of estate tax a person's estate is responsible for paying.