Estate Planning is a very general term to describe every aspect of planning for the future. A comprehensive Estate Plan involves wills, general trusts, special needs trusts, medical directives, powers of attorney, deeds of real property, deeds of oil and gas interests, life insurance. Health care proxies along with codicils and amendments to existing wills, trusts and other documents.
Depending upon how much you have in your Estate, you may need all of this but most people do not. These are tools an attorney can use to prepare an Estate Plan for your particular situation. You may have a child or grandchild with special needs that you want to provide for. You may be worried that an heir will spend all of their inheritance like the prodigal son. Whatever your concern for the future, you and your attorney can address it.