Planning for what will happen during your last days on Earth and beyond is something that most people don't want to have to think about. Taking care of these matters, however, is something that is best done as soon as possible since you never know when your time on Earth will end. There are many aspects that have to be considered when creating an estate plan.
When you start to look into the various aspects of estate planning, you might soon discover that there is more to the process than just deciding who will get which assets when you die. Each aspect of estate planning has laws that cover what is legal and what isn't. Knowing all of these laws is something that requires hours upon hours of studying, especially when the estate plan is complex.
Whether you are the child of an elderly parent or the parent trying to create a comprehensive estate plan, learning about tax implications, trusts, wills, health care proxies and other estate planning considerations doesn't have to pull you away from spending time with your loved ones. Instead, you can draw on our experience and in-depth knowledge of the topics that affect you.
If you are the family member of a loved one who has passed away, a whole new aspect of estate planning comes to light since you are left to deal with asset distribution and other issues. Even in that case, having someone on your side who knows the laws and how they affect your situation can help you move forward without any more stress than what is normal. You'll find more information on our estate planning webpage to help you determine how to proceed.
Source: Silicon Valley Elder Law, P.C., "San Jose Elder Law Lawyer" Sep. 04, 2014