A person’s estate includes all of his or her real estate holdings, personal belongings, and other assets. Proper estate planning can help to ensure that when an individual passes away, those assets are divided and passed on in accordance with the decedent’s wishes. If proper estate planning measures have not been taken and a will has not been drafted, then the decedent’s assets will likely be distributed according to the whims of the probate court.
If you are interested in learning more about estate planning for you or your loved one, you should look no further than Furubotten Law, APC. We are located in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and Riverside County, California, and also serve Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Huntington Beach, and Temecula. Feel free to give an estate planning lawyer a call today at 714.795.3862 or contact us online to learn more about how we could assist with all of you or your loved one’s estate planning needs.
What Does Proper Estate Planning Involve?
Proper estate planning involves having all of the necessary documents in place, in case the unexpected occurs. Estate planning can include preparing the following documents:
- Wills – wills set out how various assets will be divided following a person’s death
- Trusts – trusts can be used to avoid probate and simplify the process of passing property to heirs and beneficiaries
- Advance Directives (including living wills) – a statement which sets forth a person’s wishes when it comes to medical treatment, in the event he or she is unable to communicate those wishes to a doctor
- Powers of attorney – which gives a specific person the right to make legal decisions in the event of another individual’s inability to do so
Call a California Estate Planning Attorney Today to Discuss Your Situation
At Furubotten Law, APC, we can assist you with all of your California estate planning needs. To schedule a free initial legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced California estate planning lawyer, give us a call today at 714.795.3862 or contact us online for more information about how we can serve you.