Planning For Your Future And Your Family

It is hard to make decisions about your life and what will happen when you pass away. Unfortunately, if you don't set up some type of estate plan, then the choices for your estate are taken completely out of your control.

Attorney Douglas Wright has helped clients throughout California protect their personal investments and legacy for over 20 years. He will work directly with you to understand your priorities.

Wills Vs. Trusts

While the process may seem intimidating, estate planning is far easier than you think. There are many ways to plan for your future, including creating a will or trust. Our firm will help you evaluate your needs, and determine what is best for you and your family.

A will is a legal document that identifies which person will receive your property and valuables. Everything will be transferred quickly, and your family can avoid many tax burdens. Some people also include special instructions about the care of their children and gifts to charity. A living will (or advance health care directive) expresses your health care preferences. In other words, if you get into an accident and are unable to communicate your wishes, your living will indicates what you want to happen. You can also identify a power of attorney who will make medical decisions on your behalf.

Trusts are another tool you can use to manage your property while also avoiding tax burdens. Trusts can be created in two different ways – either while you are alive as in a Living Trust, or after death, by a will. Based on your needs, there are a variety of different trusts you can set up.

Call Today To Talk To An Experienced Lawyer

It is normal to be nervous about the future, but having an estate plan in place is better than no plan at all. If you have questions about wills, trusts and probate, contact our office in Redding today to set up a consultation. We are here for any and all questions you may have. Call us at 530-243-6000 or fill out our contact form online.