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A will is a piece of an estate plan and an estate plan is an overall strategy whereas a will is a portion of that strategy. Generally speaking, when you do an estate plan you want to have a comprehensive idea that's going to deal with all of your assets, not only after you pass away but also while you're alive.
A will only comes into effect after you're gone, and it only deals with some assets that haven't already been figured out. If you've got a bank account that has a beneficiary designation, a will is never going to touch that.
Also, if you go into the hospital and you have a coma or another medical situation, the will does not go into effect yet. An estate plan deals with more holistic, comprehensive planning than a will does.
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