Attentive Estate Planning Attorneys Bring Clients Peace of Mind
Experienced California lawyers work to create thorough estate plans
When you are considering how to settle your affairs, understanding all the available options ensures you can make the best possible decision. The Law Office of Sheldon J. Eskin in Glendale has decades of experience advising clients in Southern California about estate planning matters and can assist with putting together a plan that addresses your needs, such as protecting your assets using trusts and using living wills and related documents to direct end-of-life concerns. These decisions will have long-term consequences for you and your family, and we are committed to giving you the best information to make sound choices. Whether you are seeking guidance on whom to appoint to manage your estate, or want to draft a will that will stand up in court, we will give your matter the detailed attention it deserves.
Accomplished advocates put together effective estate plans
Well-crafted estate plans frequently involve multiple instruments to capture concerns related to inheritance, tax savings, financial stability and end-of-life issues. Trusts, wills, healthcare directives and powers of attorney are documents commonly used in estate plans. Failure to include the right legal instruments can create unnecessary complications for your family. For example, pour-over wills catch any property that is inadvertently left out of a trust, which could smooth over the process of probate. We will provide a comprehensive analysis of your situation and recommend the best estate plan to reach your goals.
Reliable law firm manages your affairs using living and supplemental trusts
Protecting your financial interests during your lifetime takes careful planning. There are mechanisms available to avoid the expense of probate, maintain control of your assets and keep public benefits if you are disabled, such as:
- Living trusts — These allow you to place all or part of your assets in a trust that you retain control over, while also sidestepping probate and directing how beneficiaries may use their share of the trust.
- Special needs and supplemental trusts — These trust permits a disabled individual to retain eligibility for public assistance by shifting ownership of assets that would otherwise disqualify them.
We help you to understand which of these documents is necessary and how to execute them.
Knowledgeable advisers help prepare living wills and other advance directives
As a person’s life draws to an end, a number of complex and sensitive decisions must be made about medical care and finances. Unfortunately, not everyone is in a position to make these choices due to mental and/or physical decline. However, you can tackle these concerns ahead of time through the use of living wills and advanced healthcare directives like powers of attorney documents.
- Living wills and advanced healthcare directives allow you to determine if you will have life-prolonging medical treatment and who will be designated to make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you are unable to communicate your wishes.
- A durable power of attorney permits you to appoint an agent to handle your property and finances if you are incapacitated.
These options are all part of the well-rounded estate plan we will help you put together to keep you well-protected and secure.
Contact our accomplished California law firm to schedule a consultation
The Law Offices of Sheldon J. Eskin helps clients throughout Southern California with a range of estate planning issues. Call 818-905-0102 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Glendale office.