For some people, estate planning can prove more difficult than it may for others. You may find this to be the case if you have family relationships that have become fractured over time. You may, for example, have certain concerns about leaving part or all of your estate to one or more of your children. Maybe you simply do not have much of a relationship with one child, or maybe that particular child struggles with, say, a gambling or substance abuse addiction and you fear your money would go toward such habits.
If you find yourself facing such a situation, it may benefit you to thoroughly explore your estate planning options so you can find some that best suit your needs. Many people facing similar familial circumstances find that they can achieve some of their estate planning objectives by creating a living trust.