An estate plan (usually a Last Will and Testament or Revocable Living Trust) does more than just pave the way for a smooth transition of property to your heirs. It coordinates with your lifetime plans for retirement, gifting, transfer of business or property, your insurance, and any care expenses you may have. It may also involve a Medicaid protection Trust or Family Trust for family property. It also helps you avoid problems that keep your loved ones from receiving the benefits and protection they deserve, and it limits the taxes that might be due to the minimum you owe. A well advised estate plan prepared the right way will give you peace of mind that your Will and/or Trust will function as you need it to. Many forms and programs exist today purporting to allow you to ‘cheaply’ prepare a Will or Trust – but do you really want to take that chance? Documents prepared by an attorney at Vogel & Dubois have the firm’s many years of experience and knowledge of Maine law behind them.