With proper planning, your wishes regarding your assets and medical care will be followed. Protect your loved ones and avoid leaving a financial mess for them by having an estate plan.
No one wants to think about dying or sustaining debilitating injuries, but you need to take precautions to protect your loved ones in the event of a tragedy. Estate planning is handled by an estate planning attorney. Rowling & Associates can explain the importance of an estate plan and generally what needs to be done to get your plan in place. For instance, we can review your accounts and assets to let you know what should be funded in your living trust to avoid probate court. It takes about 3 to 4 years for assets like a home to pass through probate to the proper heirs. And probate can easily cost more than $20,000 for one home. All this can be avoided with a proper estate plan.
Rowling & Associates can recommend what estate planning documents you should have, including:
- A will
- Living trust
- Advanced healthcare directive
- Power of attorney for finances
Beyond the document recommendations, Rowling & Associates does not offer estate planning services, but we can provide names of highly qualified San Diego estate planning attorneys that can create your estate documents. And by working with us first, you can come to your attorney with a plan for what you need.