Estate Planning Attorney Services in San Diego
You lead a busy life, so planning for the future may understandably not be high on your priority list. However, illness and death can strike at any time—whether you’re old or young—so planning for the unknown right now is absolutely critical. Help is available for families in San Diego seeking an attorney’s help with estate planning.
At the Law Office of Michael C. MacNeil, we are committed to assisting you in the estate planning process in San Diego. We also provide top-tier probate and conservatorship services designed to protect your loved one’s wishes and best interests.
Estate Planning for California Families
It’s important to find an attorney who can help you to produce a well-thought-out estate plan that reflects your wishes in the event that you become incapacitated and in the event of an unexpected passing. With a solid plan, which may include a will and/or a trust, you can dictate who will make end-of-life or medical decisions for you if you’re unable to do so, and you can also make funeral arrangements.
Additional Estate Plan Benefits
A comprehensive plan can also spell out how you would like to handle your children’s religious, custodial, and educational situations when you pass. Having a family lawyer specializing in estate and probate law in San Diego is especially valuable if you’ve been through a divorce in which these matters were a source of contention.
If your loved one passes away or becomes incapacitated, your San Diego estate planning attorney will follow proper procedures in accordance with California law. For instance, if the decedent drafted a last will and testament but did not create a trust, or if he or she passed away without a will following a divorce, his or her estate must go through the probate process.
How an Attorney Can Help Your Family
The probate process in San Diego usually requires the guidance of an experienced probate lawyer due to the many rules in place governing, for instance, how various kinds of assets are handled. As an estate planning attorney dedicated to helping California families thrive, I can provide that guidance while upholding the best interests of your family. It all starts with a free 30-minute consultation.
If your loved one can no longer take care of himself or herself, you might need to create a conservatorship. This will allow you to care for him or her if he or she did not nominate another individual to do so in a comprehensive estate plan. I can help you to file a conservatorship petition so you can keep your family member’s affairs in order.
Seek Legal Help from Michael C. MacNeil Today
If you’re looking to find an estate planning attorney in San Diego, contact the Law Office of Michael C. MacNeil today and see how I can help. Get in touch via the contact form below for prompt help with your questions.