If you’re reading this blog, then you may be interested in creating or modifying an existing estate plan. Many Californians find themselves overwhelmed by the mere thought of taking such actions.
Some find it difficult to discuss and plan for their own mortality, while others simply have so many assets and debts that they feel unable to think about all of them at the same time. Regardless of your how you feel about estate planning, it is necessary if you want to protect your assets while at the same time provide for your loved ones. Engaging in estate planning even allows you to dictate how you want to be cared for in the event that you are unable to make those decisions on your own.
The process can be tailored to fit your needs. If you want to keep things simple with a will that says who inherits what, then you can do that. If you want to contribute to your favorite charity while leaving most of your assets to your loved ones, you can do that, too. You can even establish a trust to take care of your pet. Utilizing a sound estate plan is the only way to ensure that those you want to inherit your property are able to do so, and those you don’t want to inherit your property are prevented from doing so.
At the Michael A Sawamura law firm, we understand that the beauty of estate planning is its ability to mold to individuals’ unique needs. Our legal team knows how to craft estate planning documents that suit these needs while remaining true to the law, thereby avoiding the risk of future legal challenges.
We’re also creative in our approach to estate planning, which can prove beneficial to those who don’t want to stick to the “tradition” estate planning path.
Estate planning, though, like life, is more of a journey than a destination. Even though creating an estate plan is a major first step, those legal documents will need to be updated from time-to-time to address life changes and the accumulation of assets, including those that are digital in nature. If you’re ready to take the plunge into this fascinating process, or update your existing estate plan to meet your wishes, consider perusing our website to learn more about us and what we have to offer.