Sacramento Estate Planning Attorneys
For California estate planning attorney Jacquie Gevelinger, litigating disputes over wills and trusts has provided her in-depth insight into the potential areas where disputes arise. When it comes time for an estate plan, knowledge of certain "hot button" issues can help prevent future problems.
No one wants to plan for a time when they will not be around. However, taking those proactive steps with the help of a skilled and knowledgeable attorney can provide peace of mind for everyone involved.
Proactive Steps Toward Peace Of Mind
Specific areas of our practice include the preparation of estate planning documents
- Durable powers of attorney
- Health care directives
- Nomination of conservators or guardians
- HIPAA waivers
At your initial consultation, we will spend the time necessary to get the process started. After you fill out an intake form, we will talk about your specific needs and objectives. We will discuss issues regarding children, spouses and former spouses. We also explore the dynamics within a family that could result in probate and trust litigation, specifically the possibility of an offspring's drug use or a spouse who is overly controlling.
Documents are drafted with attention to detail, again in an attempt to avoid future probate and trust litigation .
The Potential Pitfalls Of Estate Plan Modifications
An estate plan is a reflection of the time it was created. Life goes on and changes occur. Many cases come from our family law practice. A couple who has been married several years or even decades is seeking divorce. The estate plan needs to be revisited. In cases involving elderly spouses, issues of competency arise that necessitate a conservatorship .
When estate planning documents need to be modified, the help of an attorney is vital. Taking a "do-it-yourself" approach to what you think is a minor chance can have catastrophic consequences. Simply stated, there is no such thing as a minor chance or simple tweak.
Contact A Sacramento Estate Planning Lawyer
Fill out our online intake form or call us at 916-923-6043 to schedule an initial consultation. Carlson & Gevelinger accepts all major credit cards.