California Trusts and Estates Attorneys Helping You Plan
PreservE your family’s wealth for future generations
Whether you’re planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Griffith & Horn, LLP can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
- Estate planning
- Estate tax issues
- Choosing the appropriate executor
- Living wills
- Living trusts
- Wills drafting
Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
DRAFT YOUR ESTATE PLAN
An estate plan is essential at every stage of your life. Creating a Health Care Power of Attorney sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Establishing a Trust and/or Will is an essential element of any estate plan and provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. Without a proper estate plan, the court and intestate laws of California will determine how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet. These decisions might not reflect your desires.
We can draft a valid estate plan that will ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. Our attorneys draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets’ care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.
Contact an estate planning law firm you can trust.
For estate planning services in Chico and throughout California, call Griffith & Horn, LLP at 530-812-1000 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.