Estate Planning and Asset Protection
The lawyers of the Rupprecht Law Firm handle a range of estate planning and asset protection matters, including the creation of wills and trusts and other matters for the future distribution of one’s estate as well as taking measurements to provide for the possibility of physical or mental incapacity.
Wills, Trusts, Probate
The firm’s attorneys prepare wills, including wills naming guardians to be appointed over minor children, and pour-over wills, which are wills, designed to work in unison with a trust. Our estate planning lawyers also prepare revocable living trusts, which allow the assets held in the trust to be divided and distributed in accordance with the provisions of the trust, without the need for probate administration.
Much estate planning is performed with an eye towards avoiding probate, which can delay the distribution of assets and involve significant expense, decreasing the value of the estate for the intended beneficiaries. However, when probate administration of an estate is required the attorneys at the Rupprecht Law Firm work to ensure that the probate process proceeds smoothly, with minimum time and expense. If a will contest or other problem arises during probate, the firm’s experienced litigators are prepared to resolve the issue in court.
In the event of a physical, mental or legal incapacity, a person may find they are incapable of making medical decisions or taking care or his or her financial and legal affairs. If proper estate planning measures have been conducted, many of the issues facing an incapacitated person will already be provided for: in other instances, a court ordered conservatorship over the person, and or the estate may be required. Attorneys at the Rupprecht Law Firm have the ability to seek or oppose conservatorships in courtroom hearings, or to advise or assist conservators in the fulfillment of their fiduciary responsibilities.
Asset protection is another important aspect of long term planning. Once a crisis presents itself, it is usually too late to take any significant steps toward asset protection, if such precautions have not been taken already. Trusts can be very beneficial in this regard, but a comprehensive asset protection and estate plan may include many other instruments and vehicles, including offshore planning and employment of international asset protection strategies.
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The Rupprecht Law Firm represents clients throughout California. For assistance with estate planning or asset protection or for representation in a litigated manner concerning probate or a conservatorship, contact the Rupprecht Law Firm.