Wills

Distribute Your Assets According to Your Wishes with Louis Pacella, A Calabasas Based Will Attorney

It is important to set up a will to define to a court who will be decreed assets after your death.

If a California resident dies without a will or trust, his or her death is declared “intestate” and the laws of intestate succession are used to determine estate inheritance, which involves a series of questions about the decedent. If someone dies intestate, his or her assets go to whomever the code dictates, including an estranged child or someone to whom the decedent does not wish.

Calabasas Will Attorney Services

It is important to note that a will does not avoid probate. In the case of a trust, a trustee can maintain control over assets without the court’s involvement and can use discretion to invest and protect assets. Without a trust, the executor has to do whatever the judge tells him or her.

Successfully setting up a will and trust should not be taken lightly — an experienced lawyer can look at all issues and set up a will that truly preserves your intent. Contact us to learn more.

Living Will Attorney Throughout Southern California

We can apply our experience in drafting wills and estate planning to issues involving:

  • A will, without estate tax planning, where plan of distribution is outright to adult beneficiaries
  • A second will for a spouse when all provisions are identical
  • A will, without estate tax planning, including trust for minor beneficiaries, or when business planning or disability planning is discussed
  • A second will for a spouse when all provisions are identical
  • A will, without estate tax planning, including trust for person with disabilities or incompetent beneficiary
  • A will, including estate tax planning, with trust for minor beneficiaries and without business or disability planning
  • A will, including estate tax planning, without trust for minor beneficiaries and without business or disability planning
  • A will, including estate tax planning, and when more than one testamentary trust, disability, options to purchase or other special planning needs exist
  • A will package for estates needing special or extensive planning

To go over any aspect of wills and trusts in a free initial consultation with a will attorney, call 818-616-8827 or e-mail us.