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California Trusts and Estates



If you die without a last will and testament, or other estate plans, then the state will decide how to divide your property. It's an impersonal process that won't take into account any promises you have made or estate-planning wishes you've shared with loved ones. If you have minor children, a judge will also select a legal guardian to raise them. But it doesn't have to be this way. With some simple California estate-planning tools, you can control all of these decisions.

A California trusts and estates lawyer can help you create estate-planning documents. Your California trusts and estates attorney can write a last will and testament, power of attorney, living will and other California estate-planning documents. Your California estate planning lawyer can also offer advice on how to minimize estate taxes and ways to avoid probate.

You've worked hard to accumulate the wealth that you have over your lifetime. Protecting that wealth is important, and doing so is much easier when you have a great team on your side. Find and retain an experienced California estate planning attorney and allow them to help you get your estate in order.