The federal estate tax has been in the news a lot this past year. Whether you like it or not it is here for at least the next couple of years.
This may seem like a silly question but do you want your estate to pay more federal estate tax or less?
If you answered less than you need to read
A Guide to Trusts: How to Find the Right Trust for You on trusts to understand that there are dozens of different kinds of trusts that can do things from save your estate from paying more taxes than you need to, to taking care of your spouse, children, or a charity when you are gone.