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San Jose Wills Lawyer

Tailored Guidance in Creating a Will

One major part of estate planning is the creation of a last will and testament. Simply referred to as a will, this document is created in order to detail your wishes for the distribution of your estate upon your death. Though this process is not always easy, an experienced estate planning attorney can help you understand all of the many details and give you peace of mind.

At Silicon Valley Elder Law, PC, we take the creation of wills and other estate planning documents very seriously. While utilizing our vast knowledge of these matters, we are committed to providing clients with the compassionate representation and guidance that they need. Our firm's founding lawyer, Naomi S. Comfort, has nearly 15 years of experience handling all aspects of estate planning and elder law matters. She leads on our Santa Clara County firm in preserving our clients' best interests while offering personalized and caring service.

Contact our firm today to further discuss your questions and concerns with a San Jose wills attorney.

Wills and Living Wills

In a will, you are able to detail exactly how you wish your assets to be distributed. You can name specific beneficiaries, as well as an executor of your estate and a guardian for any minor children. A will allows you to have complete control over the assets you worked so hard to earn throughout your lifetime. You can change your will while you are still alive, but upon your death, it becomes "irrevocable," meaning no alterations can be made by anyone.

A living will is a document that is most often referred to now as an "advance health care directive." This is documentation that gives specific instructions as to how you wish to be medically cared for in the event that you become incapacitated and can no longer make decisions for yourself.

If You Do Not Have a Will

In California, dying without a will is called dying "intestate." In these situations, the state of California is deemed the beneficiary of your estate if you have no living relatives. If you do have living relatives (children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, etc.), the assets of your estate will be automatically distributed to these individuals. Though these may be some of the people you wish to receive your assets, without a will you have no control over distribution to friends, charities or other parties to whom you wish to donate your assets. Having a will allows you to have control and ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes.

Contact a Santa Clara Living Will Attorney ∙ 408-883-3244

Call 408-883-3244 or e-mail the firm to schedule a consultation with lawyer and learn more about asset protection, estate distribution and estate planning issues.

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Silicon Valley Elder Law, P.C.
99 Almaden Blvd, 6th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-883-3244
Fax: 408-248-7822
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