Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts in Pleasanton, CA
While at times it may be difficult for some to face the idea of mortality, a will can bring peace of mind to an individual by knowing that all of one’s affairs are in order before they leave their loved ones behind. This makes having a seasoned California Wills, Trusts, and Estates Attorney imperative to your estate planning.
At the Law Office of James P. White, P.C. our passion is putting in place a plan to protect your children. The loss of parents on children is traumatically enough without being placed in the care of strangers. Declaring temporary and permanent guardians of your choosing for your children will greatly lighten their pain. By preparing a trust we can maintain the privacy of your Estate by avoiding Probate and protecting your children financial predators.
Wills are an effective way to express the preferences of how one would like their estate to be handled upon their passing. Many convey their deepest feelings towards their loved ones through this document. At the Law Office of James P. White, P.C. in Pleasanton, CA, our experienced California Wills, Trusts, and Estates Attorney prepare comprehensive wills to insure that properties are transferred quickly and efficiently in order to avoid as many tax burdens imposed by the State of California as possible.
Wills describe the estate, but most importantly a will provides important instructions as to the care of minor children, gifts to charity, along with referencing any trusts that may exist. Some even decide to disinherit relatives who might usually be expected to receive property making it important to have a properly drafted will. Wills can range from simple single-page documents to elaborate volumes. The length of a will can depend on the size of one’s estate and preferences of the testator. Some of the legal services that Attorney White specializes in are the drafting of:
- Living Trusts
- Medical Directives
- Pour over wills
- Appointment of Guardian documents
- Power of Attorney
If you or a loved one has a living trust, that trust must be administered in a different way after one’s death than it is during the individual’s lifetime. In order to fulfill responsibilities to the decedent and to the beneficiaries matters must be handled promptly and professionally.
While estate planning can be burdensome, complex, and sometimes emotional you don’t have to face it alone. The Law Office of James P. White will help you find the best way to structure your estate planning around you and your loved ones needs.
Do not let your estate fall to the hands of the state of California, contact an experienced and trusted California Wills, Trusts, and Estates Attorney today at (925) 271-0999 to schedule your initial consultation.