Make Sure You Are Ready For The Future
Years ago, when people in the Fresno area passed way, they might have left behind a last will and testament, or no estate plan at all. Today, most people know that it takes more to pass along their belongings and settle their estates as quickly and inexpensively as possible. At Gary G Bagdasarian, Attorney at Law, I have been helping clients set up high-quality estate plans since 1976. I have watched how estate plans grow more responsive to people’s needs.
What Will My Estate Plan Look Like?
The type of documents you will need in your estate plan depends on several factors, including your age, whether you are married or have children, and the nature of your assets. As your estate planning lawyer, I will go over your assets and debts with you and listen carefully to your particular situation. My advice about how your estate plan should look will be based on my 40 years of experience practicing estate planning law in California, so you can be confident that you will have the most personalized, effective estate plan available.
Here are some examples of estate planning documents I can help you draft and execute:
- Living trusts
- Medical directives
- Designations of powers of attorney
With my assistance, you will have an estate plan that will help you prepare for the future, no matter what happens. I will also help you make sure your estate avoids taxes and having to go through probate as much as possible.
What Is A Living Trust?
Many people find that a living trust is an excellent option for passing their most valuable assets to loved ones and other beneficiaries. This works by putting assets such as real estate and bank accounts into the trust. You then control the items in the trust as trustee, for the benefit of the trust’s designated beneficiaries. Using a living trust allows you to avoid putting assets through probate, shortening the process of distributing your assets after you pass away.
Get Started On Your Estate Plan And Protect Your Family
To get started on your estate plan, or if you are considering making changes to your existing plan, please call my office at 559-252-7273, or visit my Contact page to reach me via email. I am pleased to offer free 30-minute initial consultations. Besides Fresno County, I serve clients in Madeira and Kings counties.