El Dorado Hills Estate Planning Attorney
Get Help from a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning
Establishing a comprehensive estate plan will give you control of your testamentary decisions and allows your family to avoid the expense and delay of the California court system. Forethought Law, PC is among a small number of law firms with a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning by the State Bar. You can expect the highest level of service from a qualified El Dorado Hills estate planning lawyer at a reasonable price.
Take the first step toward securing your family’s future by calling (916) 256-3122 for a free consultation!
Benefits of Comprehensive Estate Planning
Comprehensive estate planning offers several benefits for the owner of the estate and his or her beneficiaries. An El Dorado Hills estate planning attorney from our firm can advise you about how to avoid probate, ensure that your children will be provided for, and help reduce tax liability for your beneficiaries.
Careful estate planning can help:
- Avoid Probate – Even if you have a will, the estate will need to go through the probate process, including gathering assets and paying final debts before distributing property to your beneficiaries. We can help you pass your assets to your loved ones without the probate process.
- Care for Young Children – Your estate plan can address the care of your children and their inheritance. You can appoint a guardian for your children and select someone to manage their finances. This can either be the same person or two different people.
- Minimize Tax Liability – We provide special attention to income and capital gain taxes to reduce or eliminate the impact for your beneficiaries. Early planning is required to take full advantage of the tax saving opportunities available through estate planning.
- Charitable Bequests – If you intend for a charity to benefit from your estate, there are several options available for planned giving, either during your lifetime or at the time of your death.
Your lawyer will evaluate your estate, assess your needs, and recommend solutions that are tailored to your situation. Whether you have small children to consider or want to support your favorite cause or charitable organization, we can help you create a plan that will accurately convey your wishes.
Meeting Your Changing Needs
In the absence of proper estate planning, the court could decide who manages your affairs in the event of incapacitation. A member of your family will need to petition the court, which can be a lengthy and costly process. If you want to name a person to immediately take over and manage your affairs, we can help. Our legal team can prepare the proper legal documents to designate someone to manage your financial affairs and put a plan in place for your medical care, known as an Advanced Health Care Directive.
Ready to start planning your estate? Call (916) 256-3122 to arrange a free consultation.