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
- 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.
Get a Free Consultation
Call James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorneys at (909) 344-5704.