Estate Planning Lawyer Palmdale
While no one wants to think about what happens when they pass away, it is a part of life and to ensure that your family and property are protected, and your final wishes are met it is essential to make sure you hire an estate planning attorney. An estate planning attorney can assist with drafting relevant legal documents including wills, trusts, power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, beneficiary designations, and guardianship designations. Having a proper estate plan in place is vital for anyone at any age, regardless of the complexity of the estate.
Many individuals are under the false assumption that you must own expensive properties and items or be extremely wealthy to need an estate plan, but this is not the case. An estate consists of bank accounts, stocks, life insurance, real estate, and property, including cars and jewelry, and you do not have to be wealthy to own these items. If an individual fails to have a will, living will, or estate plan in place and they become capacitated or pass away it can leave their family and finances with legal issues at a time when they should be focusing on their loved one.
At Derryberry, we understand how difficult it can be when a loved one becomes incapacitated or passes away, by hiring our law firm and having an estate plan in place we can help navigate the legal process and allow you to focus on other matters. At Derryberry, we have a highly educated and experienced team of estate planning lawyers that provide our clients with the proper legal advice and representation as well as draft all legal documents required for an estate plan. Hiring an estate planning attorney like Derryberry can help to make the dispersal of assets and the medical wishes of the individual clear to avoid any unnecessary hardships and help to quickly and adequately address the following:
- Ensure the wishes of the individual regarding life-prolonging medical care are followed
- Have funeral planning and payments arranged in advance
- Accurately identify individuals and what you want them to receive
- Minimize taxes
- Ensure that money and assets are appropriately transferred to specific individuals
- Avoid probate
Many individuals feel that if they have a will, then their family and property will be covered if they become incapacitated or pass away; unfortunately, this is not the case. Estate law is complicated and confusing for anyone who is not used to dealing with it.
Many legal documents need to be in place to ensure all an individual's final wishes are accounted for. At Derryberry, we have both the knowledge and experience with estate planning to provide our clients will all the guidance, representations, and legal documents that are required to protect their assets and their families. For proper estate planning, call the experts at Derryberry today and set up an appointment to meet with one of our highly qualified estate planning attorneys.
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