One of the plain and simple truths about life is that one day you will die. No one can predict how long you will live or when you will die. So, why not plan for it now?
Everyone has an estate. It is made up of all of your personal possessions, everything you own. No matter how small or large of an estate you may have, when you die, you simply cannot take it with you. In making sure your wishes are carried out, you can provide direction and instruction so that you can control what happens after you are gone.
If you do not have a proper estate plan, the emotional pain of your passing could be made even more difficult for your loved ones and family by the potential financial confusion and disorder resulting from the lack of planning.
But as we all know, people often put off and delay those tasks which make them uncomfortable. Planning for when you die is especially one of those uncomfortable tasks. However, when the inevitable comes around one day and you don’t have a plan, then the State of California will have one for you and you may not like it. California probate laws and the court will decide how and when to distribute your estate. The costs of having your estate probated will be expensive and it will not be resolved quickly. Typically, it can take one (1) to two (2) years for the probate court to resolve a simple estate.
If you have started the estate planning process by creating a will, that’s great! Nonetheless, having a will alone will not permit you to escape the long and expensive California probate process. Our attorneys at Jacobsma & Brau can help you create an estate plan which will avoid probate.
At Jacobsma & Brau, we are committed to helping our clients prepare for the future. We will assist you to establish a completely personalized and comprehensive estate plan that will help you to have your assets handled properly in the event of your death or an incapacitating illness.
Jacobsma & Brau can help you with:
- Wills and Trusts
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Advance Health Care Directives
- Trust Administration
- Dispute Mediation
Put your mind at ease. Call Jacobsma & Brau for a complimentary, no obligation consultation. We can help and advise you in determining the right estate plan for you and your family.
Remember, life brings many changes. If you already have an estate plan, you should take the time to review your plan every two years or when a significant event occurs. You may need or want to make changes to your current estate plan. If you have any questions about changing your established plan, our legal team at Jacobsma & Brau is ready to help you.
Why put off for tomorrow what you can do today?
Call Jacobsma & Brau at (562) 219-2747 today.