Let a professional legal team help you secure your family’s future.
Estate planning can be daunting, but it is necessary to provide security for your family and loved ones, and to establish guidance for those who might have to make difficult decisions regarding your care and affairs. Our California lawyers at Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP understand the importance of estate planning. That is why we craft comprehensive estate plans for our clients that address all of the necessary issues:
- Preserving your wealth during and after your lifetime
- Designating someone to manage your assets for your benefit if you become unable to do so
- Ensuring that after your death, your property goes to those you care about
- Removing property from the estate to help avoid costly probate
- Minimizing tax consequences
A San Mateo estate planning attorney helps minimize probate costs
Even under the best of circumstances, probate can be an expensive process. Courts closely supervise probate and the fees can quickly accumulate. However, by minimizing the contents of the probate estate, our San Mateo County estate planning attorneys help our clients decrease the future cost of probate. We help our clients convert their property into non-probate assets, such as jointly held assets and life insurance policies. This ensures that loved ones receive property quickly, without having to wait for the probate process.
Comprehensive estate plans further the goals of our clients
An estate plan should do more than simply distribute your assets. A comprehensive estate plan can provide for your care should you become incapacitated, and can also establish a continuing source of income for your loved ones after your death. At Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP, our estate planning lawyers know how to craft comprehensive estate plans using a variety of tools.
Our experienced attorneys draft thorough estate planning documents tailored to meet the needs of our clients. We can advise you on what actions to take to ensure that probate goes smoothly for your loved ones, and inform you when an existing estate plan needs to be modified. In addition, our dedicated lawyers provide clients with sound guidance on estate litigation and trusts.