Many people find conversations about estate planning to be uncomfortable and are later surprised to discover that their reluctance has made the inevitable much more difficult. Failing to plan how to allocate your estate can have dire consequences and may result in being exposed to unfavorable rules of taxation and distribution. These outcomes can reduce the value of your estate and may lead your assets to be distributed contrary to your true wishes.
An experienced Modesto estate planning attorney can alleviate those concerns. Consulting with someone like Mr. Echols can ensure that your wishes are followed. Our firm works alongside you, your family, and any trusted advisers you may have to ensure that you and your family are protected.
Estate planning can be as simple as writing a will or a trust, but it can also involve addressing issues you may not have considered. These range from powers of attorney in the event that someone is unable to make decisions, advance healthcare directives to guarantee that you receive treatment in accordance with your wishes, gifts, and business succession plans. Additionally, we can help administer a trust to take the burden off of those involved.
Plans are specialized and personal to each client. We have extensive experience with a variety of estates, from the most simple to those involving complex relationships. We can help create a new plan for you, or review what you currently have in place to provide you and those you care about with peace of mind.
There’s no need to put these conversations off. Mr. Echols has been a dedicated Modesto estate planning attorney for most of his career. Call (209) 544-1117 today to schedule a consultation.