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The Importance Of Estate Planning

Estate planning is something many people put off, but by establishing a few simple documents today, you can rest assured that your important legal and financial plans are set in stone. On the other hand, by putting off the estate planning process, you could lose control over important issues such as how your assets will be distributed upon death.

If you are seeking experienced estate planning guidance in California, the attorneys at the Law Office of John M. Rorabaugh are here for you. With law offices in Santa Ana, we carefully draft wills, trusts and other estate planning documents for individuals and families throughout Southern California.

Achieving Your Estate Planning Goals

We can help you establish all the estate planning documents you need to secure your assets and your wishes, including:

  • Last will and testament: Without a will in place, your estate will be divided according to California laws. It is unlikely the state’s plan truly reflects your wishes or the best interests of your loved ones.
  • Trusts: Trusts can perform a number of important functions, including protecting your assets, helping a loved one financially and providing funds for a favored charity.
  • Powers of attorney: If you are no longer able to make sound decisions for yourself, a power of attorney will give a trusted family member or friend the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf.
  • Advance health care directive (living will): People establish these important legal orders to let medical professionals know what kind of medical treatment they wish to receive in certain (typically end of life) scenarios.

We understand the importance of translating your wishes into legally binding language. Our estate planning lawyers will work with you closely so that we truly understand what is important to you.

Start The Process Today

We are committed to taking the stress and anxiety out of the estate planning process. Contact our law offices online or by telephone at 714-515-3124 today to get started putting your important plans into writing.