Drafting A Will
Attorney Serving Los Angeles And All Of Southern California
With more than 30 years of legal experience, Scott D. Fisher, A Professional Law Corporation is equipped with the knowledge and skill needed to advise and assist his clients with complex estate planning topics. Our firm is committed to helping clients by providing legal representation that is efficient and rooted in common sense.
We understand that it can be difficult and worrisome to plan for your future, which is why we are here to provide personalized estate planning services with an effective attorney by your side. Scott D. Fisher, Esq. knows how to create an effective Will instrument that not only meets your specific estate planning wishes, but also allows you to legally and effectively plan for the future of your loved ones.
Steps To Draft A Will In The State Of California
A Will is a written document that allows you to designate the intended beneficiaries of your estate, and to identify an Executor who will manage and distribute the estate assets upon your death, according to your specific wishes. We are well-versed with the creation of effective Wills for our clients located throughout Southern California. By creating a Will, we will ensure that your loved ones will receive your assets, along with the direction and attention that they will need after you pass away.
In your Will, you can designate individual(s) to serve in the following important roles:
- Beneficiaries: These are loved ones who will receive your assets in accordance with your Will's specific directions and instructions; they may be your spouse, relatives, close friends, or your designated charitable or non-profit organizations.
- Executor: This is the individual who will manage and distribute your estate upon your death. This includes payment of your outstanding debts, filing your last tax returns, confirming how you hold title to your assets and, ultimately, to distribute your estate to your designated beneficiaries.
- Guardian: If you have minor children, you can nominate one or more individuals to serve as their guardian until they reach adult age. This person can also be responsible for managing their assets.
Our firm prepares simple Will documents, as well as Pour-Over Wills, which are specifically designed to work in conjunction with a Revocable Living Trust, which is a far more common estate planning device in use by Mr. Fisher’s clients.
Begin Planning For Your Estate Today
Without the minimal protection of a Will instrument, distribution of your estate assets will be governed by California law. Under this unfortunate scenario, your estate assets could wind up in the hands of family members who you would not want to voluntarily select as your beneficiaries. No matter how straightforward or complicated your current situation, it is crucial that you plan ahead by drafting a legally effective Will instrument. At our firm, we will ensure that your Will document complies with California law, and that it satisfies all of your expressed needs, goals and wishes regarding the disposition of your valuable estate assets.
To talk to our legal team about drafting or changing your will, be sure to contact us now. You can also reach us via our 24-hour voicemail service at 323-989-4860.
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We understand that circumstances arise that may prevent your travel to our office. We will travel to you, if necessary.
We offer after-hour and weekend appointments to meet your busy schedule.
Our team is bilingual and services clients in English and Spanish.