Creating a basic estate plan goes beyond just creating a Last Will and Testament. In fact, you need to be prepared for not just death but also ongoing incapacity or serious medical complications. Using advanced directives will ensure that you don’t get medical care you don’t want, and that the right techniques are used to keep you alive if you suffer a severe injury or illness and cannot communicate at the time when tough decisions about care must be made. You can also make a plan to afford future nursing home care, take steps to protect your assets, and ensure that you are the legacy you want to leave by using the most effective possible legal tools to provide for your loved ones. Learn more here about creating a basic North Carolina estate plan.