Estate Planning Attorneys serving San Francisco & San Mateo
Estate planning can be a difficult issue for many people to face. But it is a necessary process that provides security for your family and loved ones, and establishes guidance for those who will make the difficult decisions regarding your care and affairs should you become incapacitated. The San Mateo estate planning lawyers of 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 the necessary issues:
- Preserving your wealth during and after your lifetime
- Designating someone to manage your assets for your benefit should you be unable to do so
- Ensuring those you care about receive your property after your death
- Avoiding probate where possible by removing property from the probate estate
- Minimizing tax consequences
A San Mateo estate planning attorney can help minimize probate costs
Probate can be an expensive process, even under the best of circumstances. Courts closely supervise probate and the fees can quickly accumulate. But by minimizing the contents of the probate estate, our San Mateo County probate attorneys help our clients decrease the future cost of probate. We help our clients covert their property into non-probate assets, such as jointly-held assets and life insurance policies. This ensures loved ones receive property quickly, without having to wait for the probate process.
Comprehensive estate plans that further the goals of our clients
A comprehensive estate plan should do more than simply distribute your assets. A good estate plan can provide for your care should you become incapacitated and establish a continuing source of income for your loved ones after your death. At Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP, our estate planning lawyers in San Francisco know how to craft comprehensive estate plans using a variety of estate planning tools:
Our experienced California estate planning attorneys draft thorough estate planning documents tailored to meet the needs of our clients. A San Francisco estate planning attorney from our firm can advise you what actions to take to ensure probate goes smoothly for your loved ones, and inform you of the circumstances when an existed estate plan should be modified.
Speak to an experienced San Mateo estate planning lawyer today
The San Francisco estate planning lawyers of Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP are committed to helping our clients institute and maintain comprehensive estate plans. Our firm has provided estate planning and other legal services to people throughout northern California for over 30 years. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation. Call our office at 650-341-2900 or leave a brief message on our contact page.