Recently on the blog we discussed the blind trust. This type of trust is just one of the many trust options available to those who engage in estate planning. Fully understanding the benefits of each type of trust is critical to allowing an individual to make fully informed decisions with regard to what is best for them, their estate and their heirs.
Unfortunately, most people do not possess the knowledge or skills to adequately create the trusts they need to further their interests. Those who try to do so on their own may unintentionally leave gaps in their estate plan, which could lead to unwanted consequences including the loss of assets and a prolonged distribution process on account of the estate needing to go through probate.
However, there are ways to avoid these unwanted consequences. Perhaps the strongest is to acquire the assistance of a legal professional. Our legal team knows how to utilize the estate planning laws to create thorough and legally sufficient estate plans that meet our clients' needs. With more than 30 years of experience in the field, we have demonstrated that we can provide the kind of legal assistance Californians can feel happy about.
Of course, choosing a law firm can seem just as challenging as creating the estate plan itself. Although there are a wide variety of choices when it comes to law firms, no two legal teams are the same. That is why we encourage you to research the firms you are interested in to ensure that you able to choose a legal team you feel comfortable with and one that you believe will fit your needs.