Estate Planning Attorney Services in San Diego
You lead a busy life, so naturally dealing with the aftermath of a complex divorce may 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. Estate planning attorney of San Diego Michael C.MacNeil is here to help you navigate through the process.
At the Law Office of Michael C. MacNeil, we are committed to assisting you through the estate planning process in San Diego. Our goal is to help you produce a well-thought-out estate plan that reflects your wishes in the event that you become incapacitated or pass away.
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.
A comprehensive plan can also spell out how you would like to handle your children’s religious, custodial, and educational situations when you die. Having an estate planning attorney in San Diego is especially valuable if you’ve been through a divorce in which these matters were a source of contention between you and the other party.
If your loved one passes away or becomes incapacitated, San Diego estate planning procedures have to be followed 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.
This process usually requires a San Diego estate planning attorney’s guidance due to the many rules in place governing, for instance, how various kinds of assets are handled. I can provide that guidance with the goal of making sure that your loved one’s wishes are upheld. And it all starts with a free 30-minute consultation.
If your loved one can no longer take care of themselves, 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 file a conservatorship petition so you can keep your family member’s affairs in order.
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 we can help.