Responsibilities of an Estate Planning Lawyer

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Estate Planning Lawyer in Sacramento CA

An estate planning lawyer  may know how to best help you learn the estate planning process that is specific to your state, as well as the laws that may affect your estate and the beneficiaries that you leave it too. Estate planning lawyers such as the ones available at Yee Law Group are also a great resource for you when you are being affected by federal or state laws and may not know it, or may want to learn more about it and just how it can affect your will and estate as a whole. After all, your estate is your legacy. 

Furthermore, the estate planning lawyer is going to be able to help you understand the probate process, among other things such as:

  • Creating your will, which will be used to help inform your loved ones of what you want and how you want everything; enacted by a chosen person to act as the head of your estate upon your death. This person can be family or it can be court appointed.

  • An estate planning lawyer can also help you when you are trying to decide your beneficiaries and who gets what; they are skilled in writing airtight wills and contracts, and teaching you about trusts and how that can help you ensure your beneficiaries get everything you want them to have.

  • Your lawyer can also help you establish a durable power of attorney and a medical power of attorney, which is important in case you are ever incapacitated and require medical care or someone to make financial decisions for you and your family in your absence. This is great to think about as almost anyone can wind up in a coma, or with a brain injury that may incapacitate them beyond normal means.

  • Your estate planning lawyer may be able to help find ways to reduce estate taxes if not avoid them entirely. This is a great thing for your beneficiaries because they will see more of the money you are leaving and pay much less to receive their inheritance.

  • Your estate planning lawyer could even help your family members and loved ones avoid the probate process, which can be a long and tiring process. Probate court is not always needed but when it is, the family and loved ones of the decedent spend a lot of time at court trying to iron things out so that they can move on with their lives. 

Reach out to an estate planning lawyer today for any questions that you have regarding probate court, estate planning, and the laws in your state.