A high school teacher who herself taught a class in personal finances once confessed that she did not have a will filed, did not know what would become of her house if she got sick, and wasn't really tracking her retirement funds.
Estate plans are not to be taken lightly. They control where your assets go or what should happen to you and/or your children if a tragedy occurs. Because your wishes depend so heavily on an estate plan, you need to make sure you complete the documents correctly. Otherwise, your property could be distributed or handled in a way that you would never have chosen.