Dedicated California Attorney Helps Clients with End of Life Planning
Organized estate planning advisor looks out for the interests of Santa Ana residents
Many people put off estate planning because they think they’ll have time for it in the future. However, it is never too soon to safeguard your family’s future. A knowledgeable attorney can help you understand every step of the process and what legal documents you might need based upon your own situation. Since 2007, the Law Office of Michael R. Weinstein has strategically guided Californians through all the planning steps. I am proud to offer my 20 years of experience in drafting sound wills, trusts and advanced directives to help Santa Ana residents protect their assets and their loved ones’ futures.
Capable law firm drafts legally binding wills for clients
A will details who you want to receive your assets when you pass away. If you die without one, your assets may not be distributed in line with your wishes, which is why hiring a knowledgeable attorney to draft a will can safeguard your family and loved ones’ rights to receive your assets. It’s also important to note that you can change your will at any time as your life circumstances change and new relationships form. I can guide you through making or changing your will in order to ensure that it is legally binding.
Efficient lawyer helps people put their assets into living trusts
A living trust is a way to hold and manage assets for beneficiaries. Any assets you put into a trust can be used throughout your lifetime and will pass directly to the beneficiaries named in the trust upon your death. It can often be advantageous to set up a trust because, unlike a will, they aren’t subject to the often long and formal probate process. There are different types of trusts that offer different benefits and are for different family circumstances. I can advise you what may be right for you. Also, even if you decide to set up a living trust, some of your personal property may not be covered, so it is still important to have a will in place in order to ensure that all of your assets are spoken for.
Committed counselor aids clients in setting up living wills
A living will is a type of advance directive that spells out things such as what kind of life support and other lifesaving measures you want or do not want taken on your behalf. I can also help you create a health care directive in order to name a trusted person to ensure that any health-related decisions are carried out according to your wishes. My law firm will guide you through the process of developing these important documents.
Experienced legal firm advises people about estate taxes issues
California does not have a state estate tax, but there is a federal tax on estates. However, due to a large exemption on this federal estate tax, only a handful of people are subject to it.
Contact a skillful California estate lawyer to help you plan for the future
At the Law Office of Michael R. Weinstein, APC, I use my in-depth understanding of California estate laws to advise Santa Ana clients in estate planning and administration matters. To schedule a free consultation, call my firm at 714-617-2084 or contact me online.