A Will Is The Foundation Of Your Estate Plan
After you have passed away, all your property and assets will be distributed. A will, together with a trust, allows you to determine how your assets are divided. At the Law Office of Barbara J. Dibble, I help clients throughout Fullerton and Orange County, California, prepare wills, trusts and other estate planning documents.
Dividing Your Assets
During your life, you have total control over your assets, determining what happens with them and when. When you die, your will is one of the important documents you will need to determine how your assets are passed on to your heirs. I help clients create estate planning documents that carefully outline how their assets should be divided and that carefully explain which people receive which property.
Many people underestimate how their family will react when they are gone. Legal documents state exactly what should happen with everything in the estate. During the emotional turmoil that comes when a loved one dies, a will, in conjunction with other critical documents, can help provide concrete instructions about your wishes.
Yes, it can be difficult to think about mortality or make plans for someone else to take care of your children if you are unable to do so. However, making these wishes known before you pass away or in case you cannot make the decisions yourself is essential. As you get older and your assets become more complex, or if there are other people you would like named as beneficiaries, I can help you amend your will to reflect those changes.