Do you have an estate planner overseeing your wishes? Estate planning takes a special knowledge of law and taxes. Creating a will and estate allows you to leave your money and property to a beneficiary of your choice upon death. Turn to the West Kootenay BetterBook for a comprehensive list of estate planners. Estate planning will allow you to be remembered the way you want—leave a legacy to the ones you love that reflects your wishes, giving purpose to what you've accomplished in your life. If you were to become incapacitated because of illness or injury and unable to make your own decisions, a Power Of Attorney (POA) is another document in your estate plan. The failure to prepare and sign a valid will or creating a poorly drafted will can lead to considerable unnecessary expenses, causing family strife and conflict. The best plan is to get organized now, and protect your estate during your lifetime and after.