The Right Time For Estate Planning Is Now
It does not matter if you are 35, 55 or 75 – if you do not have an estate plan, now is the time to start thinking about one. The future is rife with uncertainty, but an estate plan can give you and your family members the peace of mind to face it calmly.
The estate planning attorneys of SW Smyth LLP can help you understand the effects your estate planning decisions can have and help you draft an estate plan that achieves your personal goals.
Personalized Solutions For Personal Estates
As an individual, your goals for your estate will differ from everyone else around you. As an individual, your estate differs from those of everyone around you. We refuse to try and apply blanket solutions to your needs.
After an initial consultation to discuss your goals, we can help you create a customized plan that puts your needs and your wishes first. Our attorneys have helped numerous clients in Los Angeles draft the full spectrum of estate planning documents, including trusts and wills.
Implementing Important Safeguards
As we are reminded every day, the future is never guaranteed. In many cases, the documents you include in your estate plan can create contingency plans for your future.
In California, powers of attorney and advance medical directives designate trusted individuals to make decisions on your behalf if you should become incapacitated.
Powers of attorney grant an individual, referred to as the agent, the ability to manage your affairs. This can range from paying your bills to selling your home, depending on the terms you set. A power of attorney document may serve as a temporary measure or give the specified individual permanent power to work on your behalf.
An advance medical directive serves as an outline for your medical care once you are unable to express your wishes. Your medical directive may include your preferences for end-of-life care, resuscitation orders or even instructions for organ donation.
SW Smyth LLP can help you make important decisions regarding these documents, including determining which of your family members or trusted individuals should be granted legal responsibility.
Take Control Of Your Estate’s Future
Our attorneys have decades of experience helping Californians work through these difficult legal challenges. For an estate planning consultation in Orange County, call SW Smyth LLP at 323-486-0731 or email us.