Creating A Will That Helps You Protect Your Family
While many people believe that establishing trusts to account for transfer of assets will help avoid probate court and ensure a smooth transfer of assets with minimal tax liability, we advise everyone to have a will. Even those with modest estates should have a will. A will tells the courts how to distribute assets that have not been covered by a trust or other estate planning tool. Additionally, a living will and health care directive allows you to specify when you want life support removed and resuscitation efforts ended if you are ever catastrophically injured and unable to speak on your own behalf.
At the Law Offices of H. Michael Soroy, we can help you create a will that will account for all assets and the care of minor children. We invite you to contact us to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your specific case.
Wills – Considering Your Options
We represent and counsel clients in regard to the following:
- Simple will
- Living will
- Health care directive
- Health care proxy
- Powers of attorney
- Will contests/will disputes
Revocable Trusts And Living Wills
A revocable trust is a common means of avoiding probate. However, a will is necessary to determine guardianships for minor children and to account for any property that has not been deeded to a trust. A will also accounts for transfer of heirlooms and other tangible assets, such as antiques, that may not be part of a revocable trust or other asset transfer instruments.
In all areas of our practice, we are responsive and attentive to clients’ needs and goals. We are careful to address all concerns and communicate clearly to help ensure that our legal services will meet your goals whenever possible.
Interested in Creating a Will? Contact Us.
To schedule a confidential consultation with a lawyer at our firm regarding estate planning, call 310-694-5527. Or, if you prefer, fill out our easy online form.