Fremont, CA Wills and Trusts Attorney
Establishing Wills and Trusts in Santa Clara County, Alameda County, and the Bay Area
Creating a will or trust as part of an estate plan allows for the distribution of your assets to intended beneficiaries in an efficient manner. A properly prepared will or established trust can help preserve the value of the assets while reducing the costs and duration of the probate process. While wills and trusts are most often utilized for transferring and protecting assets, other instruments may be used to establish advance medical directives. A living will, for example, provides the opportunity to clearly establish your wishes regarding medical treatment and end-of-life care.
Take advantage of over four decades of legal experience. Attorney Louis Willett at the Law Offices of Louis J. Willett in Fremont, California, can help ensure that your wishes for protection and distribution of your assets, and for medical care, are accurately recorded and that wills and trusts are properly executed so as to avoid difficulties.
Call us at 510-791-2244 or contact the Law Offices of Louis J. Willett today for a free initial consultation to discuss creating a will or trust as part of your estate plan. Planning for the future can be difficult, but we strive to make the process as simple and efficient as possible.
Choosing the Appropriate Trust for Your Estate Planning Goals
Our Fremont, California, will and trust lawyer offers legal guidance regarding the type of estate planning instrument that will most effectively meet your estate planning objectives. Several options for asset protection and gift designation are available, including:
- Revocable and irrevocable living trusts;
- Revocable and irrevocable trusts;
- Qualified domestic trusts (QDOTs);
- Charitable trusts; and
- Special needs trusts, also known as supplemental needs trusts.
San Jose Lawyer Preventing Will and Trust Contests
There are specific requirements that must be met for a will or trust to be valid and legally binding — failing to meet these requirements could potentially nullify the entire document or arrangement. It is also important to state your wishes as clearly as possible to minimize the potential for costly and time-consuming will or trust contests.
Properly preparing estate planning documents requires the assistance of a qualified attorney. Contact the Law Offices of Louis J. Willett for a free initial consultation about wills and trusts. Call us today at 510-791-2244.