You have worked hard to achieve success. Now you want to make sure your assets are protected, your golden years spent in comfort, and your loved ones well taken care of after you are gone. Kirsten has dedicated her career to helping individuals and families from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds do just that. The estate plan she creates for you and the people you love will protect your hard-earned assets. Ensure your children’s inheritance is safe from creditors, predators, and even their own inability to handle an inheritance on their own. Enable you to pass on your values, goals and work ethic. In sum, your plan will be designed to protect you, your family, and your legacy.
As a Walnut Creek estate planning lawyer, Kirsten provides all of the following estate planning services and more:
- Traditional estate planning, including wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives
- Advanced estate planning, including irrevocable life insurance trusts, gift programs, minors’ trusts, generation-skipping trusts, and tax planning
- Probate, trust and estate administration
Even if you already have an estate plan, chances are Kirsten can make it significantly better. After all, an outdated or inadequate plan is often worse than no plan at all.
It’s important to note that if you don’t have an estate plan, the state of California will create one for you. How? Decisions about your assets, that is, “who gets what,” will be made by the California probate court, based upon guidelines set by California statutes. Not surprisingly, “California’s Plan” will not focus on minimizing taxes or looking out for the best interests of you and your heirs. That’s not the State’s goal. It’s Kirsten’s.
Estate planning addresses other important matters as well. For example, if you become incapacitated, who will make financial and medical decisions on your behalf? If something happens to you and your spouse, who decides how your minor children will be cared and provided for? The State has laws governing situations such as these. With an estate plan of your own, you make these decisions. You have control.
Kirsten has the experience and mastery of estate planning law to design and implement a plan to help ensure you have control over legal matters that impact your well-being and that of the people you love. Contact us today to discuss your particular concerns, goals, and hopes for the future.