Why You Need an Attorney for Estate Planning in California

Our estate planning attorneys have served the Orinda, CA, area for many years. We have extensive experience in estate planning, administration, and litigation, as well as tax and business law. We can help you craft a comprehensive estate plan that takes into account all of your goals for the future and your family.

Writing a will isn’t just as simple as writing out a list of your final wishes. In fact, there are so many components of estate planning that go far beyond your will. When you work with a skilled Orinda estate planning attorney from our firm, we will guide you through the process of:

  • Making sure your final wishes are clear under the law. We will draft comprehensive legal documents that reflect your wishes, including guardianship for your children, asset distribution, and final healthcare instructions.
  • Understanding all your options for protecting your wealth and your family. With proper estate planning, you can minimize the tax burden ─ and the stress ─ left to your family. Our attorneys can help you set up and fund trusts to provide for your survivors, leave contributions to charity, and achieve other goals.
  • Defining your health care decisions and designating trusted caretakers. We will walk you through creating an advance health care directive and designating powers of attorney so you and your family are prepared for any situation.
  • Avoiding any potential disputes within your family. By making your feelings clear now, you will avoid any unnecessary surprises and ensure that your wishes are carried out as you planned. You will also save your family time, money, and a great deal of aggravation by eliminating any costly legal battles.

If you are ready to get started on your estate plan, please contact our law firm today for a free consultation. We are here to discuss your options, answer your questions, and help you make the best decisions for your family.