When children are young, California residents take every step possible to ensure their safety, well-being and happiness, such as getting them the best possible education. However, as they grow older and parents continue to provide advice and act as a sounding board, they often forget to create provisions to ensure children and loved ones are taken care of after their own demise. Protecting one’s legacy and ensuring beneficiaries inherit what is rightfully theirs is an important aspect of safeguarding a loved one’s well-being and is something California residents often neglect to do.
Making end-of-life decisions is not easy, which is why people often postpone having difficult but necessary conversations with their loved ones. Asking questions, such as what happens if I am involved in a car accident, who lives in the house, who will manage my investments and who will take over my business, is essential but reminds one of their mortality, which is why they avoid it. However, without proper estate planning, one’s estate can be left in disarray and disputes surrounding a will can tarnish a relationship.
Even when someone wants to create a document that can direct others as to how their assets should be distributed, they are unsure of how to proceed and what options are available to them. Lawyers at our firm listen carefully to our clients and their needs-do they need an estate plan, do they need to review it or do they need to discuss options with their loved ones? Whatever course of action in required, we use our twenty plus years of experience to achieve the result.
For more on estate plans, visit our page. We understand that people generally want to ensure their loved ones are taken care of if something happens to them, and we tailor solutions for their individual situations accordingly.