Since no one can predict an accident, illness or life changing event, having an Estate Plan guarantees you and your family peace of mind for years to come.
With over a decade of experience, we know how to develop an Estate Plan that prevents the California courts from controlling your assets or affairs in case you become physically or mentally incapacitated or pass away. Without a properly drafted Estate Plan, everything gets thrown into probate, which is a public forum where a stranger can be appointed to oversee your financial and health-related affairs, whether you like that person or not. Fortunately a properly drafted Estate Plan that is current and up to date on all relevant laws, can avoid probate and save your family time, money and reduce the stress associated with common, but difficult life events.
Estate Plans can include a Revocable Living Trust, Asset Protection Trust, a Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Affairs, and an Advance Health Care Directive. Some Estate Plans for larger or more complex estates may include Irrevocable Living Trusts which we have created for hundreds of our clients, families and their loved ones.
Remember, if you do not have a well thought out Estate Plan, it is likely that a judge and the State of California will control the distribution of your assets when you or a loved one passes.
Don’t let this happen to your family. Call Senior Citizen Lawyer today for your FREE and Confidential Estate Planning Consultation. (916) 674-2066
What They’re Saying
My mother in law was very pleased with the thoroughness of her Trust that Mr. MacFarlane and his associate helped her create. Tony Franceschi, Mr. MacFarlane’s associate, patiently answered questions and made sure she completely understood the documents. She enjoyed working with both of them and has recommended their office to her friends. When it is time to create my Trust, I will only go to MacFarlane Legal.Carol
Dustin generated a living will and trust for us to ensure that our three children would always have a safety net. The document is extremely thorough. The Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare even came in handy recently when my husband was hospitalized!Trina K.
MacFarlane Legal created two different types of Trusts for us to address two different areas of need. Both Tony and Dustin are extremely well versed in Elder and Trust law and were able to tailor the Trusts to suit our purposes. They were able to make assessments of our situation and provide us with different legal options so we could best determine what language and provisions to include in our Trusts. Tony and Dustin were also very patient with all of our questions and explained all the legal language in a way we could understand. They were very friendly and easy to work with. The fees were reasonable and fair. We are very happy with our Trusts and would use McFarland again in a heartbeat if/when the need for more legal work arisesCarl J.