WATCH: How Estate Planning Protects Your Family

As tough as it is to hear, the reality is that none of us are going to be here forever. Even tougher is the moment when you have to have this discussion with loved ones about putting a plan in place to protect your assets, and the family, should the inevitable happen. Estate planning is a crucial part of this process. We asked attorney Lori Anne Douglass, a partner at Moses & Singer, LLP, to tell us the key components of a solid estate plan. Here are her tips.