McCunn Law: Your Rocklin Estate Planning Lawyer
When it comes to estate planning, no firm is better qualified to handle your affairs than McCunn Law. With over 40 years of experience in estate planning and probate law, we give you the best possible resources during the estate planning process. We’ve handled estates of all sizes and can help you approach your unique estate with your family in mind. The estate plans we create are airtight and will give you peace of mind that your family won’t experience issues during the probate process.
Depending on your estate, we may also help you maximize the amount your beneficiaries will receive. By organizing your estate wisely, we can help you minimize the portion that must go through the probate process. This means less money goes to the state and a probate attorney, and more goes into the pockets of your future generations.
What Is An Estate Plan?
Most people understand what a will is and what it entails. However, many people are not aware that simple mistakes can void a will and create extensive probate issues for the beneficiaries involved. Estate planning attorneys can help you draft a will that is legal and complete, so you have control over what happens to your assets and property when you die.
However, it’s important to point out that estate planning involves much more than drafting a will. For example, you should also identify an executor of your estate or someone else who will distribute assets to your beneficiaries. You may wish to set up a trust, which can help assets go directly to your family rather than the state. You may also wish to establish a guardian for any minor children, enact a medical power of attorney, or set up an advance care directive to enable others to communicate your wishes if you are incapacitated. Each of these documents can be a part of the estate planning process. Consulting with a Rocklin estate planning lawyer gives you the power and freedom to choose what happens to you and your assets, rather than allowing the state to decide for you.
Why Do I Need An Experienced Estate Planning Attorney?
As mentioned, a will must be validated before your estate can be distributed, but any mistakes can result in a contested or invalid will. It’s important to create a precisely worded, comprehensive will so that there is no ambiguity or room for error. An estate planning attorney understands the legal requirements that guide the will creation process and can ensure that you are creating a proper, legal will.
Depending on your financial situation, you may need to make multiple decisions when it comes to estate planning. With the help of a Rocklin retirement planning attorney, you can determine which decisions are best for you. If you navigate the process alone, you risk a lengthy probate proceeding for your loved ones. You may also miss out on creating a will, trust, or other arrangement that could benefit both you and your beneficiaries.