Wills can be very powerful legal documents, and when properly written, they can help you convey your wishes about your estate, assets and beneficiaries when you can no longer do so. But wills can't do everything, and they can't even do a lot if they fail to consider the law or all the details involved in estate litigation. For this reason, working with an experienced estate law professional helps you better protect your heirs and beneficiaries.
If you have created, discovered or built anything in your life, you might own the intellectual property rights associated with that things. Often, we think of these rights as belonging to artists or writers, but intellectual property rights are more expansive than that. Your business brand and logo, scientific discovers and inventions and even the diary you've kept faithfully for decades might all have some type of value associated with them. Whether the value is monetary or emotional, you might want to include these items in your estate planning.