What is an Estate Plan? June 16, 2021 Travis Woolen John A. Cocklereece, Jr. Estate Planning Blog It is a fact of life that we are all going to die. And when we die, we are gone forever. However, the property we owned remains, as do our families and friends. We cannot avoid death, but we can plan for it. All of the property we own at our death comprises our “estate.” In essence, an estate plan is a set of actions we can take during our lives in anticipation of our inevitable deaths and estates we will leave behind.