Why You Should Start Considering a California Estate Plan

No one likes to consider their own mortality, but crafting an estate plan that details your wishes in your twilight years and after your passing is one of the best things that you can do for yourself and your loved ones. There are many elements to a comprehensive California estate plan, and the experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of Omar Gastelum & Associates are here to ensure that every detail of your plan is in place. To learn more, call or contact our office to schedule a consultation.

The Future is Unknown

While we all like to assume that we will live long, full lives, the truth of the matter is that the future is unknown. By creating an estate plan now, a person can mitigate the consequences of an unexpected illness or injury. Creating an estate plan now ensures that decision makers are aware of your choices in a medical emergency as well as ensuring that your estate is divided amongst your loved ones in the way that you intended. Without an estate plan, the assets in a person’s estate are divided according to state law, regardless of whether it falls in line with that person’s wishes.

Providing Peace of Mind

Drafting a California estate plan now also provides significant peace of mind to loved ones. By dictating medical choices and determining how an estate will be divided now, family members and other loved ones can set their expectations accordingly. There are no surprises or uncertainty during a difficult time, as everyone involved in that person’s life already understands what is expected of them or what they can expect out of an estate. Providing this peace of mind early often helps avoid serious probate litigation among loved ones after a person’s passing. It also allows for conversations with people who expected something different from an estate, which can also mitigate future claims or other issues.

Allows for Change With Life Events

Creating an estate plan now also allows for changes with future life events. Marriages, divorce, births, deaths, and other significant events can all be incorporated into an estate plan over the course of a person’s life. Decisions about certain medical treatment and end of life care may also change, and these can all be modified in an estate plan that is created today. Creating an estate plan now also allows a qualified professional, like those at The Law Offices of Omar Gastelum & Associates, to fully review the extent of a person’s estate and ensure that everything is drafted in a way that perfectly reflects their wishes.

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There are many reasons why you should consider creating a California estate plan now, and the knowledgeable estate planning lawyers at The Law Offices of Omar Gastelum & Associates are standing by to answer any other questions you may have about the process. To learn more, call the office or contact us today to schedule a consultation.