Victorville Wills & Trusts Attorney
Ensuring Your Last Wishes Are Honored
Planning your last wishes is a crucial moment in your life, and all details must be finalized appropriately, or you may risk unintended consequences. The last thing you want is for your loved ones to deal with confusion if there’s flaws in your will and trust. Once you pass away, they should focus on mourning and grieving, not on legal issues and court visits regarding your last wishes.
When you retain our skilled lawyer to advise on and implement the best strategies for your will and trust, you can rest assured that your wishes will be honored with ease and your heirs won’t have to deal with headaches. Even if you change your mind and request edits to your will and trust, our compassionate attorney can uphold your wishes.
What Is a Will?
A will is a document that outlines the distribution of your assets and property after you die. This is important because all your hard-earned assets must go somewhere after you pass away, and a will gives you the power to choose who receives or has control over them. Examples of these assets include:
- real estate
- cash stocks
- intellectual property
Simply put, a will allows you to protect your valuables and designate who gets what after you die. Without a will, a court decides the distribution of your assets, which is probably the last thing you want. Imagine allowing a judge to choose where your precious belongings or family home end up. You worked too hard to let that happen, so allow our wills attorney to help legally protect your valuables and property.
Our knowledgeable lawyer can provide personalized legal counsel based on your needs, including guidance on choosing beneficiaries, selecting guardians to take care of your children, and helping you make arrangements for your finances and estate. When you contact us to schedule your consultation, our wills lawyer will thoroughly examine your situation and listen to your goals. Once you hire us, we will draft a detailed, valid will that reflects your wishes.
What Is a Trust?
A revocable living trust is similar to a will in that it directs who will receive what after you pass away. A revocable living trust differs from a will in several ways:
- It can be changed at any point during your life, so if you change your mind about anything, you can easily modify your living trust document to reflect the change
- It becomes effective immediately after you make it
- You can designate your assets to yourself, the trustee, so you have control over them while you’re alive
- You can appoint a successor trustee to manage your assets and transfer them to your beneficiaries if you become incapacitated or die
- It does not have to go through the probate process
Based on these facts, a trust is the fastest and most effective way to manage your assets and decide who gets to enjoy them if you become incapacitated or pass away. A trust also allows you to transfer deposit accounts, life insurance policies and other accounts. If you only have a will, then your loved ones will have to undergo the hassle of probate to formally transfer your assets to your designated beneficiaries.
Our wills and trusts attorney is dedicated to helping you plan and draft your trust to protect the things and people you love most. We can advise you and help you create other trusts, such as:
- Testamentary trust
- Irrevocable life insurance trust
- Charitable remainder trust
- Qualified domestic trust
If you are wondering which type of trust is best for you, contact us to discuss your situation and determine the right setup for you.
Our Wills & Trusts Lawyer Can Help You Plan for the Future. Call (760) 313-3188 Today!
You are responsible for choosing the destination of your assets, and for hiring our professional wills and trusts lawyer to legally put your wishes into action. We can advise you on who to select as beneficiaries, guardians, trustees, and provide detailed legal counsel to address all of your specific wishes. Our attorney will carefully draft your will and trust while informing you of everything we are doing to ensure your last wishes are honored.
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Whether it is in the courtroom or at the negotiation table, Heather Hinton will advise on the best approach based on your unique situation.
Every case has its own intricate facts that Heather Hinton will carefully review in order to provide targeted legal advice for your legal matter.
Heather Hinton works with clients one-on-one so they can gain the full and unimpeded benefit of her legal experience and knowledge.