Life has a way of sneaking up on us. As we live our lives, time passes quickly. It is easy to avoid planning for inevitable events like illness and death.
At the Marcus Family Law Center, we understand that estate planning can seem like a hassle. That is why we strive to make it easier. Retain an MFLC attorney, and in less time than you think, you can have a comprehensive estate plan that accounts for your assets, your health care decisions, and the needs of your loved ones, in the event that you are incapacitated or die.
Our experienced probate attorneys and staff will simplify your complex legal choices and explain them in plain language that is easy to understand. Ensure a lasting peace of mind in the knowledge that your needs, and those of your family members, will be covered in years to come. Whether you live in San Diego or Imperial, Riverside or Hemet, the Marcus Family Law Center can help develop the estate plan that works best for you.
We have the following estate planning tools available:
Wills are valuable tools that can give you control the ways your assets will be distributed after your death. Let our attorneys and staff help you in drafting and enforcing wills in probate actions.
Trusts allow people to keep assets, limit estate taxes, and set aside funds for specific purposes, including children’s education or medical service for a disabled loved ones or an elderly spouse. We can assist you in establishing irrevocable or revocable trusts, special needs trusts and other financial shelters that can protect your money over the long haul and ensure it goes to the people and/or organizations you choose.
Our clients often ask us about living trusts, which they create while they are alive. When drafted and administered properly, a living trust can serve to reduce your estate taxes, prevent unwanted distribution of your assets in probate, and provide direction for the long-term management of your property.
Health care directives
Health care directives, physician directives and “living wills” are documents that set conditions for your medical care in your later life. If you want to have control over what care you receive — or don’t receive — in a medical emergency, you may wish to consider these options.
If you a professional, own a business, or own significant assets (more than $100,000), it is imperative that you legally protect your assets from taxes, lawsuits and other legal obligations during your life and for your loved ones after your death. Using trusts and other legal tools, our lawyers and staff can help you protect what you have and create a legacy for your survivors.