Have You Created An Estate Plan To Protect Your Family?

Estate planning may not be the first concern which comes to mind when you think of family law, yet it is a very important thing to think about. Estate planning is taking the time to develop a comprehensive plan which ensures you are able to pass your assets to those you love the most when you die. If you fail to create or update your plan, you could be putting your family in a very complicated situation.

Attorney Steven M. Bishop will work together with you to discuss all your estate planning options. Whether you are starting from the very beginning or simply need to revisit your existing documents after a divorce, Mr. Bishop will help you determine what you must do to ensure your family is protected after you pass away.

Preparing The Right Plan For You

We walk you through all the potential options available to you to distribute your assets. We want you to be informed and feel comfortable about the decisions you are making. We help with many different issues connected to estate planning, including:

  • Drafting a will to state who should receive certain property
  • Creating a trust to help protect your assets
  • Selecting or appointing individuals to receive power of attorney or serve as the administrator of your estate
  • Deciding the amount of health care you are to receive if you are seriously injured and unable to express your wishes
  • Modifying any of the existing estate plan documents you have following a divorce or loss of a loved one
  • Naming family members or friends to care for your minor children

Some people are very reluctant to think about these issues because they do not want to upset anyone by their choices. If you neglect to put a plan in place, it is possible someone may receive property you would have preferred had gone to another family member or friend due to California's probate laws. This can lead to serious disputes among your loved ones and is something you do not want to have happen.

Want To Know More About Your Options?

If you would like to talk about creating an estate plan with an experienced lawyer, please call our San Diego office at 619-535-0678 or send us an email to schedule your free telephone consultation. We assist clients throughout San Diego County in a host of family law concerns.