Creating a Will in Oakland, California
Alameda County Estate Planning
Whether you have numerous grandchild to think of or just recently got married,
drafting a will is a key step to protecting your family's interests.
A will allows you to state your final wishes in a clear, official legal
document. As an estate planning lawyer, I have helped individuals draft
wills for numerous years. I make it a priority to treat you with the respect
and attention you deserve, ensuring your estate is taken care of right.
No matter what stage of life you are in, it is important to have some form
of will drafted. When you enlist my legal services, you can rest assured
that I will carefully review your situation. I want to keep the process
as simple as possible for you, covering all the basics while still customizing
it to your specific needs. A will allows you to give your family and loved
ones peace of mind that your last wishes were followed. Even if you have
very little property, you can include guardians, personal items, and any
final words in your will.
Including Property in Your Will
A will can designate certain inheritors or beneficiaries you would like
to pass on your possessions to.
When you create a will, you can use it to do the following:
- Leave instructions for pets
- Name guardians for minors (and any property they inherit)
- Leave property to heirs (or organizations)
- Designate an executor
While some wills can include burial or funeral instructions, it may be
helpful to create a separate document for this. Your loved ones may not
locate your will until several days after your funeral, which can be confusing.
Overall, a will is a great tool for naming inheritors or guardians for
your children or pets.
If you are ready to draft an effective will,
contact my practice
today at (415) 275-3283. Download and complete the corresponding
intake form before our meeting.