Estate Planning Lawyer in San Diego
“When I die and am no longer here, will there still be order in my world?”
We all confront that question when we consider our own mortality. Although death is certain, it often arrives unexpectedly. Estate planning is the process of preparing for the certainty of death and the uncertainty of its arrival. A proper estate plan helps ensure that there will still be order in your world even when you can no longer watch over it.
Legacy, APC is a San Diego estate planning law firm committed to helping clients from all backgrounds and all income levels achieve the peace of mind that comes from being prepared. We offer a comprehensive suite of services customized to each client’s unique needs.
What Does Estate Planning Involve?
A good estate plan is about more than just property. A good estate plan protects you, your family, and your legacy by determining who will make decisions for you if you become disabled; who will care for your minor children if both of their parents die; and how, when, and to whom your property will pass after your death. Your estate plan may include the following:
- A Will: A Will provides instructions for what happens to your property when you die and can also nominate a person to serve as guardian of your minor children if both parents die. It can be used in conjunction with a living trust.
- A living trust agreement: A living trust is one that can be revoked during life. When the person who created it dies, the living trust becomes irrevocable and acts like a private version of probate. With a trust, your trust agreement determines what happens with your property after you die.
- Durable power of attorney: A durable power of attorney authorizes a person you select to make financial decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so.
- Advance health care directive: An advance health care directive authorizes a person you select to make health care decisions for you if you can no longer do so. It can also tell your doctors whether you want to be kept alive by artificial means, taking that decision out of your loved ones’ hands.
Who Can Benefit from Estate Planning?
Our firm helps a diverse clientele with all their estate planning needs. We are sensitive to the unique needs of all our clients and carefully tailor our services to the needs of each. In the past, we’ve represented a great variety of clients, including:
- Parents of young children
- LGBT couples
- Blended families
- Parents of special-needs children
- Young professionals
- Small-business owners
- High-net-worth individuals and couples
Contact Us to Learn More About Our Estate Planning Services
You can reach us by email or telephone at (619) 696-0778 to learn how we can serve you.