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Estate Planning: Retain a True Expert
Your family is unique from every other, and this is something to keep in mind when you are considering the future. There are websites out there that will sell you generic legal documents. They say that anyone can plan his or her own estate by following the directions and filling in blank fields on a one-size-fits-all piece of paper that you download off the Internet (for a hefty fee).
In truth there are innumerable different legal instruments that are utilized in the field of estate planning. Exactly why you would use one and not another under certain circumstances is something that only an expert can determine.
Typical estate plans can include various different types of trusts, durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives, wills, marital agreements, and other legal instruments. Understanding the correct way to proceed is something that takes years of experience, ongoing education, and a passion for and commitment to this area of the law.
Attorneys generally choose areas of specialization that they devote their careers to, and every legal niche is important. However, when you are planning your estate you would do well to select an attorney who is specifically dedicated to this particular legal specialty.
There is a lot at stake when you are preparing your assets for distribution to your loved ones after you pass away. It is not something to be entrusted to a generic document or a legal generalist.
If the above makes sense to you, don't hesitate to pick up the phone to set up a consultation with a licensed, experienced, and focused Redlands CA estate planning lawyer.