Glendale Estate Planning Lawyer
Protect Your Future With a Quality Estate Plan
Nobody likes to think about their eventual passing away, but planning for it is a crucial step to protecting your assets and making sure they are passed on to your loved ones according to your final wishes. Many people undergo this process, which make ensuring their final wishes are followed exceedingly difficult. Creating a high-quality plan for your passing involves adhering to a number of complex laws and codes, meaning you should consult a Glendale estate planning attorney throughout the process.
At RJB Law Offices, our team of attorneys recognize the importance of helping you secure your assets and pass them on smoothly to your loved ones. We work hard to create an estate plan that is as unique as you are, individually tailoring your provisions to meet your exact needs. We can also help you make educated and informed decisions, including your choice of a fiduciary, how best to distribute your assets, and set up gifts, trust funds, and more.
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What an Estate Plan Can Do
A common misconception regarding estate planning is that it is reserved only for the extremely-wealthy. In reality, if you own a home, have kids, or have prized possessions you wish to ensure are properly handled after your passing, you absolutely should create an estate plan.
An estate plan can help you with the following important tasks:
Choosing Guardians For Your Children
A quality estate plan will name a trusted guardian who will take over care of your children in the event you suddenly pass away. This will give you the peace of mind of knowing that no matter what happens to you, your loved ones will always been in the caring hands of someone you know and trust personally.
Leaving Specific Instructions for Your Loved Ones
Do you have any specific requests for how you wish to be buried? What about instructions for creative works you spent a lifetime refining? All of these instructions can be detailed out in an estate plan. This way, you can ensure your most valuable intellectual, spiritual, and human assets are not lost or ignored.
Designating Someone to Take Charge of Your Finances
One of the worst things that can happens is to leave your loved ones in a massive financial mess filled with disputes, litigation, and confusion regarding where and how your money should be moved and distributed. An estate plan can appoint someone you trust who will act in your best interests to take over and manage your finances after your passing.
Keeping Your Loved Ones From Having to Go to Court to Resolve Disputes
Many legal plans fail because they are simply outdated or were not made specific enough to withstand scrutiny under family law. If you’ve already drawn up a full or partial estate plan, you will want to regularly update and review it to ensure it complies with the latest laws and regulations as well as reflects whatever changes may have happened to your best wishes.
Protecting your Money and Assets from Probate and Estate Taxes
Without a proper estate plan, your home, bank accounts, and more may not be legally protected from the probate process or stiff estate taxes. A small investment of time and consideration now guarantees that your loved ones will not be forced to surrender all or part of your assets to the government as part of an estate tax or other probate-related expense.
We can help you take charge of your future and create a thorough, specific estate plan that will protect you and your loved ones. We invite you to discuss your options and best wishes for your future with us through a free family legal planning consultation. During this session, we help you identify your most important needs, and help you prepare to have them met through estate planning law.
To find out more, contact our Glendale office today.