For centuries, individuals have been concerned about preserving their legacy for future generations. In the modern era, this is done through estate planning. An estate is all the property and assets you leave behind upon your death. Every individual has the opportunity to control how their assets will be distributed. The most common tools of estate planning are wills and trusts. If no estate planning is done, the State of West Virginia’s laws will dictate how your estate is divided. No one wants the State to decide how their money will be distributed. With the proper estate planning, this can easily be avoided. However, many individuals procrastinate estate planning as no one wants to think about their own demise. This is a mistake made all too often. Unfortunately, tragedy can strike at any time. Your family will thank you for planning today instead of leaving them to pick up the pieces tomorrow.