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Estate Planning & Trust Administration
Attorney in Southern California

Planning for the future of your estate can benefit your family in many ways. By creating a will or trust, your family can save time and money when handling your assets and property. Our estate planning and trust administration attorney is here to help make sure that your wishes are handled properly and to help your family get through the tough times. Contact us today at Hanke & Williams, APC, and schedule a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your estate planning needs. We provide our services to Newport Beach, Irvine, Orange County, and all of Southern California.

Estate Planning Services Available
in Southern California

Our law firm handles estate planning matters which is the area dealing with the distribution of an individual's property at his or her death, taking into account wills, taxes, insurance, property, and trusts. We will create a plan for you that takes advantage of the benefit of all tax laws while still carrying out your wishes. Our estate planning attorney will help your family create a plan that fits your specific needs.

Wills

At the end of the day, our goal is to help your family create a plan that your family can benefit from for years to come. Whether you decide to create a will or trust, we will help make your wishes legally binding. Wills and trusts have different guidelines that need to be followed when creating them. If you choose to create a will, you are able to name a guardian or conservatorship for children or adults that need to be taken care of after your passing. You are also able to dictate how your debts and taxes should be handled. A will is much easier and cheaper to create than a will. However, a will eventually become public and it can be challenged in court, meaning it may have to go through the probate process.

Trusts

Similar to a will, you are able to communicate how you would like your assets and properties to be handled after your death. In a trust, though, you are not able to name a guardian or conservatorship. Trusts are also much more expensive to create than a will. However, a trust can remain confidential and can avoid probate, which is ideal for families or individuals with higher net worth.

Whichever document you feel is right for you, reach out to our estate planning attorney in Southern California today to schedule a free consultation.

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Power of Attorney

By naming a power of attorney, you are naming someone to handle your business or legal affairs. You may have to do this due to an illness or injury that has left you temporarily or permanently unable to handle the responsibilities. The person you name as your power of attorney is someone that you should be able to trust to make the most important decisions in your life. Our attorney at Hanke & Williams, APC is here to help you choose someone fit for the job. Contact us today to get started.

Trust Administration

Probate is the court proceeding through which a will is proved valid and a decedent's estate is administered. The process, generally, includes collecting a decedent's assets, liquidating liabilities, paying necessary taxes, and distributing the property to the heirs. It also addresses the property of those who have died without a will and arranges for property to be divided according to California law. Under either process, a smaller estate can often be handled relatively quickly. Get in touch with our trust administration attorney in Newport Beach, California, and see how we can help your family.

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Planning for the future of your family can be overwhelming. Our estate planning and trust administration attorney is here to help guide you through the legal difficulties so that you can forge a path forward that will benefit your family for years to come. Whether you need to create a will or a trust, name a power of attorney, or need help with trust administration, do not hesitate in contacting us at Hanke & Williams, APC in Newport Beach, California, today, and schedule a free 30-minute consultation. We also provide our legal services to Irvine, Orange County, and all of Southern California.

Estate Planning & Trust Administration Attorney in Southern California

Our estate planning and trust administration attorney provides legal guidance to families in Southern California who need to plan for the future. We can assist you in drafting a will or trust, naming a power of attorney, or trust administration issues. Contact us in Newport Beach, California to schedule a free 30-minute consultation.