Living Trusts, also known as Revocable Trusts, (which means that you, the Grantor and Trustee can revoke the Trust or amend it whenever you wish) are created to avoid Probate and distribute your estate to your beneficiaries. An Estate Planning Package typically includes your trust, a special Will, a financial Power of Attorney, a HealthCare Directive, and the deeds transferring your real property into the trust.
Once your Trust is complete, you can return to me over the years to come for Amendments, Trust Distributions and many other Trust related legal documents.
I prepare both back-up wills made to work with Living Trusts to distribute personal property and give the residue of the estate to the Trustee of the Trust AND standard Last Testimate Wills for those who may have no real property and wish only to leave their prized possessions to their loved ones and to appoint Guardians for their minor children.
Remember to come see me if you need to change your Will or you decide you need a Trust afterall!
Powers of Attorney for Financial Matters, (also known as Durable Powers of Attorney) appoint an agent to manage your affairs should you bcome unable to do so. You decide who your agent will be and what powers you wish to give your agent.
Your HealthCare Power of Attorney appoints an agent and leaves instructions as to how you want your healthcare decisions made should you not be able to do so. It also dictates how you want your end of life decisions made.
Probate is the process by which the court over-sees the distribution of the assets of a deceased person. The level of supervision is determined by the appraised value of the estate at the time of death. Avoiding probate is why most people want a Living Trust.
I prepare many types of real property transfer documents from simple Grant Deeds,Trust Transfer Deeds, QuitClaim Deeds to Notes secured by Deeds of Trust and Mobile Home Transfers.
In addition there are many other documents used in the transferring of real property. You may want to simply add your son or daughter to title or perhaps you got married and want to add your new spouse to your Deed.
Notarization of all the documents that I create for you is always included in my prices. I want to make the process as easy and convienient for you as possible, so this is a "one stop shop" !
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