A will is a legal document that outlines your wishes and provides a plan for how they will be carried out. A will can establish:
- Who will receive the assets of your estate
- Who will be in charge of your estate
- How much unsupervised authority you want your executor to have
- The guardian for your minor children
- Work together with a trust
A living trust is a document that you set up while you are alive. It is a mechanism that provides for yourself and your spouse during your lifetime and thereafter and a plan for the distribution of your estate to your designated beneficiaries. Trusts also provide a means of distribution of your assets without the intervention of the court and also can achieve a savings in certain circumstances.
At the Law Office of Thomas C. Tagliarini we can work with you to set up a new will or trust or draft modifications to an established will or trust. Since these documents can be challenged, a major advantage of using an experienced East Bay will and trust lawyer is to make sure that they are properly drafted. Trusts and wills have important tax, probate and personal consequences. An experienced East Bay will and trust lawyer can help you avoid the possibility of costly ramifications in the future. We take care of the details so you can focus on the big picture – taking care of your family.
To learn more about wills and trusts, visit our frequently asked questions page.