We would like to thank our neighbors in Lincoln, California for visiting our website. If you are looking for an experienced and qualified estate planning attorney in the Sacramento area, you have found a reliable local resource. Lincoln is a rapidly developing suburban city in Placer County – a part of Sacramento metropolitan area. The city’s population has grown nearly 300%, making it the fastest growing city with a population of more than 10,000 in Placer County.
We proudly serve the greater Sacramento area
Here at Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law, we take our commitment to our neighbors in Lincoln to heart. There are so many things to see and do, including recreation, agriculture, and great food. There are award winning wineries in Placer County that are easily accessible, many with tasting rooms. There is also a Craft Brewery Tour that shouldn’t be missed.
If golf is your thing, the Lincoln Hills Golf Club would be right up your alley. There are three 18-hole courses located on the hills of Lincoln, two of which are championship courses located within Del Webb’s Sun City Lincoln Hills Community. Visitors also enjoy the annual Tour De Lincoln, held in May every year, or explore the many trails through 12 Bridges district, Catta Vedera, Monte Azule, and Auburn Ravine Park, along the historic Auburn Ravine waterway.
Exciting attractions in Lincoln
If you are unaware, Lincoln is the home of the largest school-owned farm in the western United States. Lincoln High School conducts its agricultural sciences classes onsite during the school year. Also, in Downtown Lincoln you can enjoy the many shops, restaurants and historic buildings.
Serving our neighbors in Lincoln
We have been privileged to serve numerous clients from Lincoln. Like many estate planning attorneys, we have heard our share of horror stories from years of working with clients to create an estate plan. Whether its issues relating to property ownership or family disputes over a loved one’s estate, problems in passing on an estate are very common.
Unfortunately, most clients assume that their children or beneficiaries will be willing and civilized enough to work things out on their own. Consequently, many people believe they don’t need to have a formal estate plan. Or, if they do have a plan, they fail to consider all of the issues that may potentially arise. The truth is, even the most basic estate plan can be quite helpful in avoiding family conflict.
Be sure to include a Will and Trust in your estate plan
Regardless of how much property you may have, you should consider hiring us to draft a proper will for you. That way, you can ensure that your family, and the court, has a clear roadmap for how you want your estate handled. Always remember that the value of an asset is not always seen in terms of money. Some property will have more of a sentimental value. Discuss the value of certain assets with your family ahead of time to avoid problems in the future, if you leave that property to the “wrong” person. If your estate includes real estate or exceeds $150,000, you should seriously consider using a living trust- based estate plan so as to avoid unnecessary time, expense and hassle of going through court proceedings.
Do not rely on your children to divide your property
Never rely entirely on your expectation that your children will be able to decide who gets what. In many cases, money and property can divide a family quicker than anything else. You should not assume that your family will simply accept every provision you include in your will. Do your best to discuss potential areas of conflict with them while you are still able to do so.
Discuss the benefits of a trust with US
As noted above, you should discuss with your estate planning attorney whether you need for a trust. If you do, then you need to select an appropriate trustee to manage your trust, someone who will make an appropriate fiduciary. That means some who can be trusted.
If you have questions regarding wills, trusts or any other estate planning matters, please contact us at the Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law for a consultation. You can contact us either online or by calling us at (916) 437-3500. We are here to help!