When you are to work on technical tasks (and by that, we mean to say things that may include legal work), it is wise to have an expert who can guide you through the process. That means you may need to hire an estate planning attorney, Encinitas if you want to easily navigate the legal jargon and make sure you are doing the right thing.
While it is true that you can do estate planning all by yourself, there are many situations where getting help from a legal professional provides a significant advantage to working with an accurate and comprehensive estate plan – an estate plan that carries out intentions.
Here are some situations where you may want to consider hiring an estate planning attorney, Encinitas – instead of doing it on your own:
You own a small business (or you are a business partner) who needs help with business succession planning, which has something to do with logistical and financial decisions about who will take charge of your business upon retirement, disability, or death.
You have assets or properties in other states, wherein tax codes (or other legal requirements) for asset transfer may be different.
You have foreign property, a situation that might be similar to dealing with inter-state assets or even more complex.
Bequeathing assets to someone who isn’t a citizen is part of your estate plan.
When leaving a charitable legacy is part of the equation, an estate planning attorney, Encinitas, can help you establish a charitable trust for your donations.
You have a blended family and want to bequeath assets to a stepchild or stepparent – individuals who most likely will not receive any unless you categorically state it in your estate plan.
If setting up a revocable living trust is part of the plan because you are worried about estate tax or need asset protection from creditors and lawsuits
You have an immediate family member with special needs. An estate planning attorney can help you appoint a guardian for them and establish a comprehensive plan that incorporates special needs trusts.
You want to disinherit your immediate family, which may be more difficult in some areas, such as community property states.
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