In uncertain times, it is important to be prepared for anything. It is important that you plan for your future, save for retirement, plan your next vacation, invest in a new home, etc. The problem is, many people neglect one very significant part of life – people forget about death.
Dying has never been more complicated; that’s why estate planning is so important. The State and Federal courts will prowl through your estates in search of their share of what you have worked for and saved for your whole life. That is, unless you have the right documents in place.
The best way to protect yourself and your family is to start now. Living trusts in California guarantee you and your heirs’ privacy upon your death as well as completely eliminating probate. Without the proper documents, prepared by a credentialed estate planning attorney, your heirs might wait three years or more, and potentially spend hundreds of thousands of dollars going through probate.
You have worked hard your entire life and you love your family. Protect them and everything that you have worked for in your lifetime. You should be able to find a qualified Californian estate planning lawyer in your community. They will help take inventory of your estate, and ensure that all of your assets will be protected.
The bottom line is that California living trusts offer your family privacy, and can also save a significant amount of time and money upon your death by avoiding probate.