Folsom Estate Planning & Probate Attorneys
Prepare for the Road Ahead
Planning for the future can be stressful, but it is best to tackle it today rather than put it off until tomorrow. By building a comprehensive estate plan, you will be ready for whatever the future may hold. You’ll also be setting your family up for success once you are gone.
A lot of people avoid estate planning because it can be hard to think about how your family will carry on without you. It is in you and your loved ones’ best interests, however, to have a solid estate plan in place. Let the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. help you craft an estate plan that is tailored to your unique needs and wishes. Our estate planning attorneys in Folsom offer personalized service and compassionate guidance through the many steps of estate planning.
Contact us online or call (916) 794-4576 to schedule a consultation. We serve families in Folsom, Northern California, and surrounding areas.
Wills & Trusts
Your Last Will and Testament is a legal document that outlines how you want your estate and your property to be managed upon your passing. It is one of the most important parts of your estate plan.
In your will, you can address:
- Guardianships for any minor children
- Information about paying debts
- Make charitable contributions
- How your assets and property will be passed onto beneficiaries
- An executor who will be responsible for carrying out your will
A trust is another helpful estate planning tool that we can help you take advantage of. A trust is a way to prevent your estate from going through probate, pass assets onto a beneficiary while protecting it from creditors, preventing minor children from misusing it, and diminishing tax liability. Our estate planning attorneys in Folsom can help you establish and fund a trust.
Advance Health Care Directives
An advance health care directive (AHCD) – sometimes called a medical power of attorney or a living will – is a document that outlines your wishes regarding medical treatment and end-of-life care. An AHCD appoints someone as your “agent” who can make medical decisions on your behalf in the event that you are mentally or physically incapacitated.
Powers of Attorney
A power of attorney is a document that grants someone the power to act on your behalf. Establishing a power of attorney can be beneficial throughout your life and during your end-of-life care.
There are a few different types of powers of attorney, including:
- Limited: This gives someone the power to act for you for one limited purpose – for example, the power to sign a lease on your behalf.
- General: This is a more comprehensive power of attorney that gives someone general powers, such as the right to sign documents, pay bills, and make financial transactions for you.
- Durable: This type of power of attorney can be limited or general in scope, but it remains in effect even if you become incapacitated.
To take advantage of any of these estate planning tools, call the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. at (916) 794-4576.