The Law Office of Andrew Fesler and Attorney Andrew Fesler offer more than 20 years of experience providing the very best in local estate planning.
Everybody can benefit from estate planning, no matter their financial status. Whether you’ve got a huge estate that can be distributed to multiple beneficiaries or you want to ensure your children and pets end up with certain preferred guardians, it’s important to create an estate plan that specifically communicates your wishes while offering every legal protection and guarantee for your assets and beneficiaries.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to wait until your golden years to start planning for how to distribute your accumulated property and assets. You can start creating your estate plan as soon as you want. In fact, you should start estate planning when you acquire property like a new home or an important life event happens like when you become a new dad or mom. It doesn’t hurt to plan ahead as you acquire assets and care about providing for others you love.
Aside from the legal protections that come with solid estate planning, starting early affords you the chance to play a more active role in your estate as you grow older. As milestones happen – lucrative job, new home, marriage, children – a well thought-out plan can protect assets and provide for loved ones.
Life happens, which means the estate plan you created a year ago may no longer be reflective of your life and values. You may have gotten married or divorced, lost a person named as a beneficiary, have someone new you want to be named as a beneficiary, or changed your mind about a specific use of an asset. You may need to set up a trust to protect assets and avoid California probate.
Estate planning also includes plans for while you are alive such as setting up your Durable Power of Attorney and your Advance Healthcare Directive packet. Your Durable Power of Attorney makes sure your financial affairs are taken care of should you become incapacitated. The Advance Healthcare Directive makes sure others, including healthcare professionals, know what life saving measures you want if you are sick or injured.
By taking the time to meet with Andrew Fesler, a top Carlsbad estate planning attorney, you can start an estate plan that addresses your current needs and desires while developing a trusting lawyer-client relationship. We can help and advise you over the years through all of life’s events and changes.
Making use of certain estate plan options, such as trusts, help ensure specific assets are not given to different beneficiaries than you wish during the probate process. By placing certain assets in a trust, creating a pour-over will, or naming your trustee, your assets will be better protected against debt collectors or certain taxation.
Trusts in particular present opportunities for you to benefit from tax breaks during your lifetime, as the assets placed in a trust may provide tax exemptions. Discuss with Attorney Fesler trusts and their benefits.
Part of the problem associated with big life challenges tend to occur because a person doesn’t know what to do, what they should know, and who to trust. By working with attorney Andrew Fesler, you’ll know better how to plan, avoid being overwhelmed by decisions, and know that you have taken smart steps to provide for the present and the future. The peace of mind you will experience knowing you have established a good plan is immeasurable.
Depending on your specific needs, you will certainly have an opinion on how things should be handled. Attorney Fesler will also be ablet to enlighten you are certain aspects of planning you probably haven’t even thought of. He will provide answers and solutions.
Early and informed estate planning provides many benefits, including minimizing probate, taxes, and protecting assets as they accumulate. Worrying or thinking about death can be sensitive and emotional, but working with an understanding and caring lawyer like Andrew Fesler can help alleviate that worry. .
The Law Office of Andrew Fesler has provided solid and professional estate planning services to the residents of Carlsbad since 2009. Our office has also adapted and are offering convenient virtual client services. We also are proud of our ability to provide and maintaining services with clients that relocate out of the Carlsbad area.