Why You Should Hire an Estate Planning Attorney
Clients throughout Santa Clarita come to us asking why they need to hire a lawyer to handle their estate planning affairs if they can find “do-it-yourself” wills and other document templates online. Our seasoned lawyers have years of experience fixing poorly prepared self-made wills and trust that only end up costing estates extra time and money. Without a clear understanding of the legal process, people often aren’t equipped with the right tools to draft a proper estate plan that will hold up in court and allow assets to be distributed in accordance with the decedent’s wishes.
Don’t be fooled by what you may have heard from others or read online, drafting a will and establishing trusts for your estate plan is no simple task. It is actually far more complicated than most people realize, which is why you should consult with an experienced and efficient estate planning attorney to discuss all of your options under the law. In addition to helping you gain a clear understanding of your situation, an estate planning lawyer can:
- Update documents to account for major life changes such as divorce, the birth of a child, or the death of a loved one.
- Draft and review all of the legal documents in your estate plan to ensure they accurately reflect your wishes and comply with the current laws in California.
- Provide valuable advice regarding asset titling and beneficiary designations.
- Answer future estate planning questions for you and your loved ones.