California Estate Planning Attorney

Preserving your family’s wealth for future generations

Whether you’re planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, attorney Wight at The Wight Law Office can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:

  • Living trusts
  • Last Will and Testament
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Advance Health Care Directive
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Estate tax planning
  • Choosing the right executor
  • Securing your legacy

You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Drafting Your Living Trust
A living trust allows you to transfer your assets to your loved ones without the need of a court appointed probate.  A probate can last a year or longer and the fees can be quite large.  On the other hand, with a living trust, your assets can be distributed to the beneficiaries in a relatively short time without the large fees and extended time of a probate.

Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet – making decisions that might not reflect your desires.

David S. Wight can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.

Changing your trust or will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your living trust or will throughout your life. Attorney Wight drafts valid trust amendments or codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets’ care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.

Contact an estate planning law firm you can trust, The Law Office of David S. Wight

For estate planning services in San Diego, call The Law Office of David S. Wight at 619-209-6019 or contact us on-line to schedule a free initial consultation.

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