Most people think of Estate Planning as planning for after your death. Although planning for after your death is very important, there are many facets of Estate Planning that most people don't get around to thinking about or planning for. Just think about how many accounts, assets, holdings, items, collectibles, properties, vehicles, etc that you own and how they might be registered. Death comes for all of us but there could be circumstances where Estate Planning becomes critical while you are still alive. Of course minimizing any estate taxes is always an important goal, as it should be. Another important goal is to make sure that your assets are protected for you and your heirs, now and after death.