There is nothing simple about preparing a will. In addition to the tedious nature of the process itself, it's sure to bring a bit of anxiety to your life. However, it's important to remember one thing: Once you have a will in place, you'll feel much better about the future.
Good estate planning is about more than designating what will happen after you're gone. A well-drafted estate plan can and should designate who will make decisions for you if you become incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself. This could happen suddenly -- perhaps through a catastrophic accident that leaves you in a coma. It could happen more gradually -- perhaps through dementia.
When estate planning, it's easy to spend most your time on what will happen to your assets upon your death. While this is a big part of your estate plan, there are other things to take into consideration.