Estate plans may not seem like something you need to think about for a long time. Certainly, a will does not become effective until after you pass on, but other estate planning documents can protect your interests while you are still around.
On the game show "Family Feud," the host regularly declares, "Survey says!" The phrase has been around so long it is ingrained in America's cultural consciousness. Unfortunately, this type of survey is of no help when the issue you are dealing with is a major real estate deal in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana or Michigan.