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Jennifer knows that it’s important for you to find the right attorney when you’re worried about safeguarding your family's estate. That’s why Jennifer offers a free phone consultation about your trusts and estates matter. You’ll have the opportunity to talk to Jennifer about your situation, hear your options, and decide whether to move forward with an Estate Plan for your family.
About San Clemente Estate Law
Our Goal Is To Protect Your Family
We believe that every family deserves the strongest possible protection and the chance to control their money in later life - no matter what! We're committed to listening to you with sensitivity and respect. We'll aim to make sure that the money that you've worked all your life to save, is not taken from you in the event of incapacity.
"We were pleasantly surprised at how easy Jennifer and her team made the entire process. Would highly recommend."
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"The team at SC Estate Law is very professional and helpful, but also relaxed and friendly. They made the whole process very easy and understandable."
"Jennifer did an outstanding job and helped us with an existing Trust that needed to be redone. She gave great insight and we are very happy with the service."
"We envisioned the process of setting up our Family Trust to be time consuming and complex but we were pleasantly surprised at how easy Jennifer and her team made the entire process."
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Frequently Asked Questions About Estate Planning
Wills and trusts are two parts of estate planning. Together, they give you control over your assets, direct their distribution on your passing, and help you relax by providing peace of mind.
A will is a legal document expressing your instructions about the passing over of your property and money. However, the will doesn’t guarantee the upholding of your wishes after you are deceased as a will can be contested by your relatives or third parties in court when it’s being probated. A will also doesn’t alleviate the problem of taxes. A will also does not avoid the probate process in court.
Trusts are separate from wills and are needed for anyone who owns their home or other real estate. They are also needed in certain other situations. A trust keeps the estate from going through the probate process and also saves taxes. Through trusts, you provide for the people, animals, and organizations you care about.
Estate planning will accomplish the following:
- Ensuring that your property is passed on quickly to your heirs, and with less or no legal hurdles.
- Minimizing the amount of taxes your beneficiary would be liable to pay at the time they receive your money and property after your death.
- Avoiding time and costs associated with the probate process.
- Setting the terms about the kind of medical care you wish to receive should you become disabled and unable to make your wishes known.
- Letting your relatives know about the kind of funeral arrangements you would like, and setting out how related expenses are to be paid.
Estate planning is not just for the ‘retired’ or ‘wealthy’ individual. This is necessary for everyone. Even a single person without real estate still needs a will and powers of attorney. People tend to only think about it as they get older; however it’s important to be prepared for any sudden situation.
Estate planning simplifies the process of transferring property to your heirs with little or no hassle. Nobody wants their relatives and heirs to indulge in a lifelong battle over his/her property. An appropriate estate plan also provides you with peace of mind.
Start today! Nobody knows how long he/she will live, so avoid the risk of your family being caught off-guard and unprepared. Creating an estate plan now will also allow you to keep changing it later as the need arises, which is exactly the way estate planning should be done.
Start with what you can afford! Families or individuals can start with preparing a will, a power of attorney for their financial affairs, and health care directives. As their financial situation improves, they can expand their plans. However, your estate planning must be done under the guidance of an estate planning attorney to ensure your documents are prepared properly.
Start thinking about your future and prepare an estate plan. Jennifer Elliott will help you create an estate plan customized to your needs and financial situation.
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