Estate Planning involves preparation of documents to help you and your loved ones handle end of life decisions and property transfers after death. In the event you are unable to make your own financial or medical decisions, a Power of Attorney can grant the ability to someone to do that for you. A living will lets doctors and loved ones know what your wishes are for end of life treatment (do you want life-extending treatment like CPR or feeding tubes, or do you want merely to be kept comfortable). A testamentary Will nominates a Personal Representative (executor) to handle your financial affairs after your death and distribute assets. A living Trust avoids probate and appoints a Trustee to handle your affairs as you direct - whenever you stop doing so.