Drafting a Will in Los Angeles County
Our Tarzana Estate Planning Attorneys Can Help
A Will (formally called a Last Will and Testament) is a legal instrument
that disposes your assets after your death. Without a properly drafted Will, state laws (known as intestacy laws) will
determine how your assets are distributed and to whom they are distributed.
In addition, a Will names a guardian to care for your minor children and
a caretaker for your pets.
Certain assets are not distributed by a Will. Assets owned by more than
one person in “joint tenancy” or as “joint tenants”
or assets with valid beneficiary designations, such as life insurance
policies or retirement benefits, will pass outside of a Will to the joint
owner or designated beneficiary, whatever the case.
However, estates with values over $166,250 of probatable assets –
with or without a Will – will go through the court process of probate.
Goldfarb & Luu, our compassionate Tarzana estate planning lawyers will
assist you in making sure your final wishes are known and honored. Whether you live in Los Angeles County, Ventura County or Orange County,
we can provide you with sound legal guidance as you plan for the future.
Two Types of Wills
- A formal Will is typewritten and signed by you in front of two witnesses.
- A Holographic Will is written in your own handwriting and does not need
Both of these types of Wills are valid in court.
Achieve Peace of Mind with Our Firm by Your Side
Bear in mind, a Will is a single component in a comprehensive estate plan. Other necessary documents include an Advance
Health Care Directive, Power of Attorney and, oftentimes, a Revocable
Trust. Our skilled and experienced attorneys at Goldfarb & Luu can
assist you in creating a legally viable Will along with other needed documents
to ensure that you and your family have peace of mind.
Contact us today.
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