Description: Why Is Estate Planning with United Planning Group Important? In a word, Control! When you create an estate plan, you control your legacy, as you are the one who dictates how your assets are to be managed or distributed, to who, in what amounts and what times. Today there are a multitude of legal instruments that can be used to carry out an estate plan: will, living wills, powers of attorney, trusts, deeds and beneficiary designations, to name a few. When you create a plan, you get to decide the best way to carry out your legacy, taking into account your specific circumstances and needs. And, in the process, your well-crafted estate plan can save your family and friends a wealth of time, money, headaches or even heartaches.