The estate plan is an integral part of the financial planning process. During life, it provides guidance when you can no longer make decisions because of disability or incapacity. When you pass away, it sets the road map for wealth transfers, guardianship of minor children, and the legacy you wish to leave behind. A well-drafted estate plan clearly outlines your future intentions, promotes family harmony, and protects your wealth. Without a plan, your final estate could result in family conflicts and costly legal actions.