Many people put off estate planning because they don’t think they are old enough or have sufficient assets to worry about it yet. But in truth, it is never too early to have a proper estate plan. Simply put, everyone should have the peace of mind of having an estate plan in place.
Planning for the Inevitable
What will happen to your property and debts when you pass away? How will your loved ones be protected and provided for? A well-drafted estate plan will spell these things out. In doing so, a proper estate plan will likely keep your estate out of probate, saving your family a great deal of time, money and hardship.
Planning for the Unpredictable
Other types of estate planning documents are more focused on directing how things will go in the event of incapacity. For instance, an Advance Health Care Directive can direct healthcare providers how to care for a person that has become incapacitated, and name an agent who can make certain decisions on behalf of that person if they are unable to do so. Similarly, a designated agent named in a Durable Power of Attorney for Finance can make certain financial decisions for a person who is mentally incapacitated.
Estate Planning Services Offered
Law Offices of Robert S. Miles has handled estate planning and probate issues for California clients for nearly 20 years. Some of the estate planning services offered include:
- Revocable Living Trusts
- Pour-Over Wills
- Advance Health Care Directives
- Durable Power of Attorney for Finance
- Nomination of Guardians for Minors
- Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
- Charitable Trusts
Contact the Law Offices of Robert S. Miles, APC to Schedule a free Consultation
Southern California estate planning attorney Robert S. Miles is dedicated to getting the best possible outcomes for each of his clients. He has dedicated his practice to meeting and exceeding client expectations by ensuring he fully understands clients’ needs and carrying out the legal steps necessary to protect their interests and fulfill their wishes.
Developing an estate plan is something everyone should take seriously. By planning ahead you can protect your loved ones, maintain privacy, and avoid the significant costs and delays of probate. To discuss your estate planning needs, please call the Law Offices of Robert S. Miles, APC at (818) 737-1080.