Estate Planning Attorneys in Sacramento
Helping You Plan for the Future
No one will live forever and, as concerns your belongings the old adage goes, you can’t take ‘em with you. To ensure your assets and property are distributed according to your wishes, it is crucial to have an estate plan in place. People often incorrectly assume that estate plans are only for the wealthy, but the truth is that, regardless of how much you have, it would be wise to be prepared for the unexpected. At The Law Office of David A. Martin & Associates in Sacramento, our estate planning team can provide you with the advice and guidance you need to create an effective estate plan that addresses your unique needs.
Reach out to our law office today at (916) 299-3936 to request a confidential consultation with a knowledgeable member of our legal team.
Creating an Estate Plan
Everyone has different needs, so your estate plan should be tailored to address them. Our legal team seeks to understand the goals of every client we serve and will ensure you understand your options and how they can potentially impact you and the lives of your loved ones.
Below is a list of some of the important items an estate plan should generally include:
- Will or Trust
- Advanced Health Care Directive
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Guardianship designations
Wills and Trusts share a lot of similarities, but they are not identical. Both documents allow you to bequeath assets to loved ones, but a Trust allows beneficiaries to forego the probate process when transferring these assets. The biggest difference, however, is that a will becomes effective after your passing and a Trust is effective immediately. For example, if you become incapacitated, the Trustee you assign can step in and take control of your affairs as outlined in your Trust.
Planning for the future is important at any age and can ensure your loved ones are protected and spared any added stress if you become incapacitated or pass away.
Reach Out to Our Law Office in Sacramento to Get Started on Your Estate Plan Today!
It is impossible to know what the future holds, so it is essential to be prepared. At The Law Office of David A. Martin & Associates, in Sacramento, our estate planning team will help you create a plan that protects your family’s best interests and ensures your wishes are respected upon your death. You can rely on our team’s insight and skill to achieve your goals.
Call our law office today at (916) 299-3936 to set up an initial consultation with a member of our legal team and learn more about the benefits of creating an estate plan.