A properly structured will is a simple way to address this
What is a will? A will is more than a simple legal document declaring where your money or other property will be distributed after you pass away.
It is a statement that reveals your wishes, and ensures that you are able to provide for those who rely on you—even after you are gone. As a vital component of estate planning in Contra Costa County and the rest of the United States, a good will ensures that your wishes are made clear, that they are in compliance with current estate taxes and inheritance laws, and that a variety of other situations are addressed including mental or physical incapacitation. Only by putting down your instructions clearly and keeping them in a responsible and accessible manner can you be assured that your instructions and intentions will be respected in the future.
For some individuals a will is a less expensive alternative to a trust that works just as well. A will must be precisely written and executed according to strict guidelines in the state of California. We can help you through this process. In addition, we will help you decide between drafting a will or a trust with your family’s best interests in mind.
While estate planning and accounting for the end of our lives is an understandably difficult concept for everyone, it is simply too important to ignore. We often hear, “Why should I worry about an estate plan, I will be dead?” The truth of the matter is that an estate plan is not for you, it is for your family and loved ones. It will save them much time, money and, frustration after you are gone.
A highly qualified estate planning attorney at Hobin & Hobin LLP is ready to help you and your family with an estate plan. We will help you decide if drafting a Last Will and Testament is right for you, and we will make sure that you have the most cost effective estate plan possible. We specialize in offering legal advice with a compassionate perspective to make sure that you understand the current law and are able to make your intentions known. Once you are finished you can be confident that your wishes will be respected, your dependents will be secure, and the impact of any potential taxes, complications, or challenges will be minimized.
Make sure your legacy is secure and your intentions are made known. For a consultation or more information on estate planning and developing your own legal will, contact our lawyers today at (925) 757-7585.
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