Considering what your heirs will actually want is crucial when making an estate plan. Remember that what they desire could be far different from what you assume they'll want or what you think is most important. That's why it's so critical to keep the lines of communication open at all times. In some cases, small things can cause lasting arguments and rifts between your heirs.
We've previously discussed the Prince estate case several times. While most of our readers won't deal with the exact same estate matters that the mega pop star's estate does, the case is a great illustrator of the need to plan for passing on your assets and the complex nature of some probate cases.