ESTATE PLANNING

Planning for Everyone You Love and Everything You Have

Do you know what would happen legally- to you, your loved ones, your money and everything else you care about – if something unexpected happened to you?

If you have an estate plan and it’s out of date, your assets could be lost to the State Department of Unclaimed Property, or to an unnecessary Court process.

If you don’t know exactly what would happen for everyone you love and everything you own, then the first step is to find out exactly what would happen, legally and financially, so that you can decide if the current state of your affairs is okay with you.

How Do We Help You With Estate Planning?

We conduct a Life & Legacy Planning Session, where we spend time together and you’ll get informed.  Before your Life & Legacy Planning Session, you will complete a Family Wealth Inventory and Assessment which will help you to get clear about what you own and what you have to think about when it comes to planning for the well-being and care of your loved ones and your assets. If you decide the current state of affairs is unacceptable, and if we both decide that it’s a good fit to work together, then we can design a life and legacy plan together that will best suit the needs of your family.

The foundation of your estate plan will often include a revocable living trust. If so, you will transfer your property into this trust for your benefit during your life.  One of the benefits of a revocable living trust is that, when done correctly and maintained over time, your estate plan will help your family to avoid the high costs and delays of probate and minimize or eliminate estate taxes.

For people with additional needs, we provide advanced estate planning services.

Can I DIY My Estate Plan?

Unfortunately, most plans don’t work because much of what passes for estate planning is little more than word processing. You are asked a few questions and then the drafter decides which “plan” is right for you, and fits you into a template. This is not estate planning; it is little more than a “search and replace” of your family’s name and then a hit of the “print” button which spits out form documents. How do I know this? Because we see these documents all of the time, and usually when a loved one has passed away and it’s too late to put a plan in place that will work when your loved ones need it.

We Are Professional Estate Planners

Here at Jill Gregory Law, we will educate you, take the time to get to know you, your family, your concerns, your goals and your issues and will gladly and patiently answer all your questions to produce an estate plan that is exactly right for you and will keep your loved one’s out of court and out of conflict.

If you are a family with young children, then your estate plan should begin with a foundation that ensures your children would always be taken care of, no matter what happens.  At Jill Gregory Law, one of our areas of greatest expertise is protecting minor children.

Get Started Today

If you are ready to get started and you know that your family deserves the kind of protection, guidance and love we provide for a lifetime, let’s schedule a get acquainted call. Call us at 949-514-8842 or 530-581-5455, or click the link below, to schedule your call. This call is free and can usually be scheduled the same day. This is a great way to ask questions and learn more about us and whether Jill Gregory Law would be the right fit for you and your family.

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JILL GREGORY LAW, a Professional Corporation, is a legal planning law practice that provides advice to families and businesses in California.