1.   Plan while you’re able, both physically and mentally. Don’t let your lack of planning become your family’s emergency.

2.   Provide for yourself (and others who depend on you) the way you want, without unwelcome court intervention or someone else’s contravention.

3.   Avoid or minimize estate tax and probate costs, so more of what you want to leave can actually get to where you want it to go.

4.   Leave a legacy of thoughtfulness and efficiency by simplifying, not complicating, other people’s lives after your disability or death. They will thank you for it…now and later.

5.   Enjoy peace of mind, while you have a piece of mind.

6.   Estate planning is simply good stewardship of what God has entrusted to you.