Palo Alto Estate Planning Lawyer
Protect the Future of Your Estate
If you’re wondering if you need an attorney to set your wishes in stone for how your assets will be distributed among your heirs, the answer is likely “yes.” This is especially true if you have children, own property, or if your net worth exceeds $150,000, including investments. Planning ahead is always a good choice, and with the help of our Palo Alto estate planning attorney, you can rest assured you will receive straightforward guidance concerning how your assets and property will be distributed after you die. Although most people feel uncomfortable pondering their end-of-life legal concerns, at the Law Offices of Daniel L. DuRee, we encourage you to take the initiative to get your affairs in order as early as possible. It saves friction and a time-consuming, emotional process where your kin must decide “who gets what,” and what your wishes might have been.
Estate plans often include, but are not limited to:
- Durable powers of attorney
- Advance healthcare directives
- & more
What Is the Purpose of an Estate Plan?
An enforceable estate plan does more than provide security for your loved ones. It also sets your wishes in stone regarding any long-term care needs or healthcare decisions should you become incapacitated. It’s also important to have an effective estate plan, in order to avoid probate. Without a clear estate plan, the issue must be resolved through probate court, which is complicated and emotional for surviving family members, as a judge decides how to distribute your assets without considering what your wishes might have been.
To draft an estate plan explicitly stating who receives every part of your estate, you will need a qualified estate planning lawyer in Palo Alto who is well-versed in the California legal system for both probate and estate planning law. At the Law Offices of Daniel L. DuRee, our legal team has the experience and skill to craft a personalized, effective estate plan with you, whether your estate is small or large.
Call the Law Offices of Daniel L. DuRee Today at (855) 963-0987 for a Free Consultation
Estate planning matters are too important to put off, and an expected tragedy could, unfortunately, befall you or your family at any time. The sooner you put your affairs in order, the sooner you can relax with the knowledge that your wealth, property, and possessions will be secure after you die. While estate planning can seem unnerving or an insensitive area of law, it doesn’t have to be this way. Our compassionate, friendly Palo Alto estate planning lawyer, Daniel L. DuRee, is ready to go above and beyond to make the estate planning process as simple and painless as possible.
Call (855) 963-0987 today to schedule a free case evaluation, or contact us onlinefor a speedy reply from a member of our team.
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