Updated Sunday, November 23, 2014 as of 11:03 AM ET

Does Estate Planning Still Matter?

For professionals in the estate planning arena, one of the greatest long-term threats may be commoditization. If clients come to believe that many details of estate planning have become so simple that don't justify the costs and complexities long understood, it could transform who provides estate planning advice, how it is provided and which advisors will be able to thrive in the new planning environment that's emerging. What's behind this threat?

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