Effective estate planning is the best way to ensure that your assets will be transferred to and used appropriately by your intended beneficiaries. Our firm is committed to assisting you throughout the process of planning for your future. Good planning prior to your death provides the means to control your assets, your health care and future medical treatment. It also designates which of your loved ones gets what, when and how. When we meet with you, we will consider the following tools in preparing your estate plan: a trust, pour over will, durable power of attorney, health care directive, deeds to trust, and if applicable, a community property agreement.
A pour-over will is a type of will with a provision to “pour” any leftover or unallocated assets in a person's estate into a living trust when the person dies. The idea is to minimize the probate process and ensure that assets are distributed as the deceased wishes.
A California Durable Power of Attorney is a document that authorizes your agent (a person you choose) to manage your financial affairs if you become unable (or unwilling) to manage them yourself.
A California revocable living trust is a legal document that allows you to transfer ownership of your assets (such as property, investments, and bank accounts) into a trust (a legal document) during your lifetime, and you can change or revoke it at any time as long as you are mentally competent.
Making a health care power of attorney means designating someone as your spokesperson for your health care decisions; if you are not in a position to make communicative decisions about aspects of your health care. It also allows you to make other choices such as end of life support and donation of organs.
Don't fall for the misconception that estate planning is only for the wealthy. In reality, estate planning is essential for everyone. Our team of estate planning attorneys in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa can help safeguard your wealth and protect the future of your family.
Take Control of Your Assets
Many individuals lack important estate planning documents, such as a medical power of attorney, a will to direct asset distribution, or a healthcare directive for incapacitation. By working with Blackstock & Barsell, you can easily secure your assets and ensure their proper distribution.
Why Choose Blackstock & Barsell for Estate Planning?
Avoid Family Conflicts
Through estate planning, you can ensure that your assets are distributed in a manner that serves the best interests of your family and protects your beneficiaries. With our years of experience, we specialize in creating legally sound wills, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, and trusts that prevent conflicts among beneficiaries.
Safeguard Your Assets
Failing to plan your estate puts your assets at risk. A well-crafted estate plan not only protects your assets but also reduces administrative costs and court fees. Let us help you create a plan that safeguards your hard-earned wealth and the interests of your loved ones.
Find Peace of Mind
When you have minor children, a properly drafted estate plan becomes crucial. You can select preferred guardians and establish trust plans to secure their future. Count on our skilled estate planning lawyers in Contra Costa to tailor your plan to reflect your wishes and provide you with peace of mind.
Contact Us Today for Your Estate Planning Needs
At Blackstock & Barsell, we prioritize your peace of mind. Our dedicated team of estate planning lawyers in Contra Costa is ready to offer meticulous guidance and advice to ensure your estate planning needs are met. Contact us today to discuss your concerns and work with our experienced attorneys.
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