At the Heritage Law Group, our lawyers advise individuals, business owners and families about the best ways to plan for your future security through wills, trusts, gifts and other probate, will and trust disputes tools. Our services range from basic estate plan packages to advanced trust instruments suitable for complex tax liability problems or business management succession. Contact us at our San Jose, California, office to discuss your needs and goals with an experienced estate-planning attorney.
Our basic estate plan covers the needs of most families. It includes a pour-over will, a revocable living trust to take title to your assets, financial and medical powers of attorney to protect you in the event of an incapacitating accident, and an advance directive to physicians to guide life support decisions in extreme circumstances.
These instruments together not only specify clear instructions as to the transfer of your assets, they also will keep most or all of your assets out of probate after death. This can save your family a great deal of time and expense. This estate plan can also avoid the need for formal guardianship or conservatorship proceedings to protect you or your estate if you become unable to manage your own affairs.