Easy-to-follow planning steps that every parent can-and should-take to protect their family Millions of parents with young children know that now is the time to do something in the way of estate planning, but what, exactly? Is a will sufficient? What about life insurance? And what, exactly, is a trust? And how much will it all cost? The Mom's Guide to Wills & Estate Planning, written by experienced estate planning attorney and Mom, Liza Hanks, delivers the straightforward scoop on estate planning options and puts forth a real plan that every family can follow, without requiring an expensive visit with a lawyer. Offering tips to parents on which protective steps are most crucial, and which can be delayed, The Mom's Guide to Wills & Estate Planning focuses on real-world concerns that real families have, including: how to select a guardian for children how to name retirement plan beneficiaries when to consider a living trust how to set up payable-on-death accounts, and much more, including how to gather all needed estate planning documents and info, and how to keep the plan current. The book contains relevant USA TODAY snapshots, graphs and excerpts of articles, for easy reference.