Monterey County Estate Planning Lawyers
Protecting Your Assets, Your Wishes & Your Loved Ones
An estate plan is a template you create to control how your assets will be managed, used, and passed on in the event of your incapacity or death. It can also determine how decisions should be made about your health care and treatment if you become incapacitated.
Your estate plan could include any or all of the following:
- Revocable Trust/Living Trust
- Last Will and Testament
- Living Will or Healthcare Directive
- Power of Attorney
JRG Attorneys at Law serves the California Central Coast from our five office locations in Monterey, Salinas, Hollister, King City, and Paso Robles. Our experienced and dedicated estate planning attorneys and staff are prepared to assist you with putting your wishes into an estate plan tailored to meet your goals.
Safeguard Your Family & Assets with a Viable Estate Plan
Estate planning is an essential tool to safeguard your family and assets. It will specify your last wishes and appoint someone of your choosing to administer your estate. It can ensure your assets transfer to your beneficiaries, specifically name guardians for any minors, help manage your healthcare, follow through with your healthcare wishes, and appoint someone to handle your financial and legal affairs if you become incapacitated.
At JRG, our estate planning lawyers can assist you with determining how your estate is to be administered and can guide you through that process. In probate, where assets are not held in a trust and exceed $150,000 in cumulative value, the process requires supervision from the Court to transfer title. With property placed into a trust, the process can be made easier by having an attorney guide the trustee through the tasks and duties required by law without formal probate.
Avoid Probate & Specify Asset Distribution
Without a plan in place to distribute your estate according to your intent, state laws will determine how to distribute your estate. Sometimes even with an estate plan, family members or friends will challenge distribution provisions. The estate planning attorneys at JRG can guide you toward a plan that embraces your desires and minimizes the risk of future litigation.
Once you have an estate plan in place, it is wise to have it reviewed from time to time. As life and laws can be ever-evolving, our estate planning attorneys will review your estate to ensure any changes, either in the law or your life, get incorporated into your plan.
Experienced Estate Planning Counsel Across California’s Central Coast
We have knowledge and experience in:
- Estate Planning
- Healthcare Directives
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Revocable Trust/Living Trust
- Federal Estate Tax
With constantly changing tax laws and codes, estate planning can be overwhelming. At JRG, our attorneys can help you navigate this somewhat puzzling process to ensure your assets and wishes are handled accordingly.
To learn more, call (831) 228-5619. We will be happy to address your concerns.