If you’re beginning to think about your estate planning needs, you’re probably considering hiring an estate planning attorney. You’re on the right track; hiring an experienced and qualified estate planning is highly recommended and will pay off handsomely. However, you may have some confusion as to what exactly an estate planning attorney does or how he or she can help you. Take a look at the following information. If you have any questions, or if you’d like to begin your estate planning, contact an experienced and qualifief estate planning attorney.
An experienced and qualified estate planning attorney can help in many ways and should have years of experience handling estate planning issues. An estate planning attorney can…
- Help you set estate planning goals, based on your individual needs
- Explain all of your planning options in detail
- Assist you in protecting your assets from outside threats
- Create an estate plan that is fully customized to fit your needs ajd goals
- Advise you on related financial planning techniques such as 529 Plans for college savings
- Help you take advantage of governmental benefits such as Medi-Cal and Veterans Benefits
- Plan so that you can reduce or eliminate your estate tax responsibilities
- Assist you by making updates to your plan throughout your lifetime
- Help you avoid the costly and lengthy process of probate
- Guide your loved ones if you become incapacitated or die
It’s important to work with an estate planning attorney so that you have the best plan in place and so that it’s legally valid. You should never guess your way through your planning; using preprinted or internet forms, inexpensive cookie cutter software or taking advice from friends. While these shortcuts may seem to be inexpensive and simple alternatives, they will likely turn out to be a makes it easy to make costly errors that can have a negative impact on your future and your family’s future.
If you’re ready to begin your estate planning, consult with an experienced and qualified estate planning attorney.
Please download our FREE estate planning checklist. If you have additional questions or concerns regarding estate planning, contact us at the Northern California Center for Estate Planning & Elder Law today by calling (916)-437-3500 or by filling out our online contact form.