estate planning

Preparing & Protecting Your Future Legacy

San Bernardino Estate Planning Lawyers

Helping You Plan for the Future

Estate planning is the process individuals use to decide how their belongings will be used after they are gone. While estate planning is often associated with wealth, virtually everyone has an estate of some kind. “Estate” is simply a legal term for your property—including everything from savings accounts to old furniture.

Estate planning serves multiple purposes. One, it protects your rights after you’re gone, giving your family legal protection over your belongings. Two, it protects your rights if you are no longer able to communicate. Three, it provides a way for you to pass on your legacy, whether it is to your spouse, your children, or to charity.

If you are ready to begin planning for your family’s future, call James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorneys at (909) 344-5704.

The Current & Future Advantages of Estate Planning

Estate planning is not just for the elderly or the ill. We advise you to consider estate planning as a way of securing your own future, as well as the future of you loved ones.

Some of the major benefits of estate planning include:

  • Determining who will manage your assets
  • Establishing who will manage your assets and distribute them after you die
  • Deciding how your assets will be managed if you become incapacitated

An additional benefit of estate planning is in the event that you are unable to care for yourself and make decisions about your health, estate planning can establish a caretaker and/or care plan.

Why You Need Legal Help

Without a valid estate plan, the judge will use intestate succession. While your assets do not simply go to the state in the absence of a will, they may end up going to people you wouldn’t have wanted. This can be mitigated by hiring a San Bernardino estate planning attorney.

Our firm can help you:

  • Compile and organize all of your assets and calculate their value
  • Decide and solidify who those assets will go to after your death
  • Confirm an individual to manage your assets after your death or in your incapacitation
  • Make decisions about your children and who will care for them in the event of your death

Do not leave your loved ones unprepared.

Hire an experienced lawyer to make sure your family is protected.
Call James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorneys at (909) 344-5704.

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