You worked hard for your house, cars, retirement accounts, furniture, cash on hand, and a few extras.
Those things are your estate.
Your estate is everything you own whether it is owned in just your name or with somebody else. It is all your stuff. Everything you own, wherever it is, and whoever you own it with. This includes your real estate, money, accounts, jewelry, clothes, pets, cars, and much more.
But you need to think beyond just what you own.
You can think of your “extended” estate as your choices, decisions, wishes, desires, and rights. The right to make your own decisions. To make your medical, financial, and legal decisions. Your freedom of choice.
Your estate is everything you own.
Your rights are your ability to manage your affairs the way you want and choose who you want to manage them if you can’t.