During the planning stages of an estate a person should consider a diversity of wealth including bank accounts, stocks, real estate, trusts, or other items of value. If you're beginning to accumulate wealth, the assistance of an experienced attorney can help you plan and acquire the right assets.
Once you have acquired a significant amount of wealth, you will want to protect those assets from liens, liability, personal injury claims, or taxation. These complex matters should be reviewed by an attorney experienced in asset protection.
Trusts are a major part of estate planning today. There are revocable and irrevocable trusts, asset protection trusts, charitable trusts, and numerous other types of trusts. To sort out all the confusion about trusts have an attorney review your situation and choose the right trust for you.