A carefully crafted estate plan can be one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give. An estate plan will provide clear guidance to your loved ones, leaving no doubt as to your intentions. This promotes certainty and minimizes the possibility of confusion among your family. Your estate plan may also protect your assets from an estate tax, an increase in property tax and other tax issues. In addition, your estate plan can help your family understand and follow your wishes if you become incapacitated.
Realistically, the only way to be sure your estate plan will accomplish your goals is by working closely with a knowledgeable lawyer. At Bryant Elder Law, we use our years of experience to help our clients prepare for when life happens. Contact us to schedule your free initial consultation.
Our lawyers handle all estate planning, probate, trust administration and Medi-Cal planning matters on a flat fee basis. We will quote you an all-inclusive price for our services during your free initial consultation. We have found that our clients greatly appreciate the certainty and clarity of this approach.
An estate plan involves creating legal documents, such as trusts, wills and powers of attorney, that reflect an individual’s or a family’s desires. Therefore, an effective estate planning lawyer must have two qualities: a comprehensive understanding of the law, and the ability to understand each client’s needs. Our attorneys offer experienced, intelligent legal counsel in a warm, friendly environment. We work hard to not only create a customized estate plan for you, but also to answer your questions and ensure that you understand exactly how to carry out that plan.
We represent families with all types of needs. For example, for families with disabled children, we have developed special needs trusts and other plans to ensure that their loved ones receive proper care. When a parent or other loved one is no longer to care for him or herself, our attorneys can help you take the appropriate steps to establish a conservatorship.
If you have been named executor of a will, you are entrusted with navigating your loved one’s estate through the probate process. Likewise, if you have been named the administrator of a trust, you have agreed to undertake many important responsibilities. In fact, failing to fulfill these duties could expose you to a lawsuit. We help executors and trust administrators perform all of their tasks as quickly and effectively as possible.