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.

Protect Your Assets and Loved Ones with a Comprehensive Estate Plan

Creating a will is an essential part of estate planning that allows you to determine how your assets will be distributed after your passing. However, a comprehensive estate plan goes beyond just a will and can provide added protection and peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

At Scott D. Fisher, A Professional Law Corporation, we specialize in helping clients in Beverly Hills and throughout Southern California develop personalized estate plans tailored to their unique needs and goals.

Our experienced attorneys will guide you through the process of creating a comprehensive plan that includes:

  • Trusts: Establishing a trust can help you minimize estate taxes, avoid probate, and provide for the ongoing management of your assets.
  • Power of Attorney: Designating a trusted individual to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf in the event of incapacity.
  • Healthcare Directives: Outlining your wishes for medical treatment and appointing a healthcare proxy to make medical decisions if you are unable to do so.
  • Guardianship Designations: Naming a guardian for minor children to ensure they are cared for by someone you trust.

By taking the time to create a will as well as a comprehensive estate plan, you can have peace of mind knowing that your assets will be protected, your loved ones will be provided for, and your wishes will be carried out.

Contact our experienced will attorneys in Los Angeles at Scott D. Fisher, A Professional Law Corporation to schedule a free initial consultation and begin planning for your future.

Begin Planning For Your Estate

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.

Commonly Asked Questions

Why is it important to have a Will?

A will specifies how you want your assets distributed after you die. It establishes guardianship for minors and helps to avoid conflicts between heirs.

What happens if I die without a Will?

If you die without a Will, your estate assets will be distributed according to California intestate succession law. This means that your assets may end up in the hands of family members you did not intend to benefit. Having a Will allows you to have control over the distribution of your assets.

Can I change my Will?

Yes, you can update or change your will in California. Any modifications require a codicil (an amendment) or drafting a new will, signed and witnessed with the same formalities as the original document. This ensures the changes are legally valid.

Do I need a lawyer to draft a Will?

In California, it's not legally required to have a lawyer to draft a will. However, legal advice can ensure it aligns with state laws and avoids ambiguities that might challenge its validity later. Legal guidance can also address complex situations or estate planning strategies effectively.

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