No-one likes to talk about death.
But if you’re avoiding the conversation, you may be avoiding the truth. After you’re gone, control over how your assets are distributed to your loved ones could end up in the government’s hands.
Wait, what? It’s true — by default your assets will be redistributed in the probate system. And that may mean not according to your wishes. There may also be estate taxes that did not have to be paid.
Anything you own will be held out of reach of your heirs until the court processes your probate and collect fees based on the value of your estate. Your family will have to pay for funeral expenses, medical bills, and mortgage and property expenses out of their own pockets.
That is, if they can.
It doesn’t have to be this way, though. With good estate planning you can direct control of your hard earned assets.
We have two attorneys that are Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. Our team offers you the premier estate planning experience.
When it’s time to establish your own estate plan and living trust, let our family protect yours. Gianelli & Associates is one of the top estate planning firms in California. We will make sure your wishes are respected, whether you need a simple trust or you have the most complicated estate.