Have You Planned for Your Loved Ones’ Futures?
Estate planning is not an easy topic for many to discuss, let alone act
upon, but it’s important to do both to ease the burden of your passing
from your loved ones. If you have a disorganized estate or no plans at
all, your family may be saddled with complicated financial and legal matters
during their mourning that could take years of costly probate hearings
and attorneys’ fees to untangle.
At Sargent Law Office, we know it doesn’t have go that way –
we want to help you arrange your affairs and can help you build a comprehensive
plan that makes sense for your estate.
Our services can help your address matters concerning the following estate
We are not limited to just these types of estate planning services. If
you want to address a specific issue or create a comprehensive estate
plan to cover everything, our estate planning attorney in Danville is
ready to support your endeavor.
Contact Sargent Law Offices online or call us at (510) 344-2599. When you
do, ask how you can claim a free initial consultation to get started on
building your estate plan today!
Your Estate Plan Is about More Than Property & Money
A lot of people who don’t have large estates may think they don’t
need a will or any kind of estate planning in place. While it’s
true that even just a will can make sure precious family heirlooms and
other sentimental items fall into the right hands, sometimes planning
for the future is about more than what you own.
Your Personal Health Care
The first of such considerations may be how your medical care will be carried
out should you become serious sick or injured and are unable to make decisions
for yourself. Establishing advance directives and assigning a health care
proxy – a trusted relative or friend who will make medical decisions
on your behalf – can make it easier for your loved ones to know
how you want to be treated should you be approaching the end of your life.
Guardianship over Your Children
When you pass on, who do you want to raise your children? Guardianship
is a key component of your will because it will let you have a say in
who gets to raise your children when you pass on. Otherwise, the decision
may be up to a probate judge who can select someone from your family who
may not share your values or impart the life lessons you would want your
children to have. Making sure you assign a legal guardian you can trust
is important because chances are you will want to also build a trust fund
for your child that will need a reliable adult trustee’s oversight.
Ownership of Surviving Pets
A final consideration is pets. For some people, the care for the animals
in their lives is a matter nearly as important as guardianship over their
children. If you pass on with a pet still living, you can select who will
be granted ownership over your pet. You may even be able to set aside
a funds in a trust to be used solely for the benefit of the pet for the
remainder of its life. While you’re probably imagining cats and
dogs right now, but if you own an animal like a turtle, tortoise, or parrot,
consider that these creatures can have lifespans as long as a human’s
and even longer – this makes planning for their future care all
the more important if you value a pet like this in your life.
Do You Need a Capable Estate Planning Attorney in Danville?
Sometimes all you need to get started or make a necessary change to your
existing estate plan is the confidence that only a capable attorney can
provide. At Sargent Law Office, we know we inspire such assurance in our
clients because we are top-rated among them and enjoy a high Avvo rating
by our peers in the legal profession.
Attorney Hannah Sargent’s experience as former military officer and
company commander prepared her to carry out complicated tasks requiring
dedication to every minute detail. She brings that same dedication to
the table for her clients when she represents their interests in preparing
important estate planning documents that get the job done for you and
Contact estate planning attorney in Danville at Sargent Law Office by reaching
out to us online for help!