Looking at the current epidemic of addiction, many families may have a child addicted to drugs or alcohol. Estate planning with addicts can be emotionally taxing because you likely do not want to disown your child. Taking steps to create an estate plan that considers and accounts for your child’s addiction can prevent them from receiving a lump sum of funds while they are battling this disease. An addicted heir receiving a large inheritance would likely result in wasted money and potentially add to your child’s risk of harming themselves. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to leave your assets to your child without increasing their risk of harming themselves as well as providing for their future.