A Living Trust Protects You
Are you concerned about how you would be taken care of should something happen to you? Who would make the decisions? How would they access your assets to provide for you? A properly funded living trust can provide answers, direction, and access to these questions. In the absence of a living trust, you would likely need an expensive, slow moving, and very public conservatorship to manage your care. Conservatorships costs thousands of dollars to start and require accountings and court oversight of your affairs. Not only is this expensive and very public, it also is extremely burdensome on our loved ones and caregivers. Take the time today to properly plan and protect yourself through providing clear direction on who you want to make decisions and how you want to be taken care of. Attorney Andrew Gilliland has over twenty years of experience that will help you protect yourself by providing the following services:
- Living Trusts
- Medical Directives
- Power of Attorneys
- Living Trust Funding
Avoiding Probate Protects Your Family
A properly drafted estate plan helps to avoid probate. Your estate could end up in probate if you own assts that are titled in your name at the time of death. Probate assets typically inlcue anything with a title and may include:
- A Personal Residence
- A Rental Property
- Individual Stocks
- Bank Accounts
Probate is expensive, time consuming, and very public. For example, if you own assets that have a total gross value of $500,000, the attorney's fees by statute are $13,000. This is what the probate court will require your estate to pay the attorney handling the probate. If the assets are not liquid, any residence or other asset may need to be sold to satisfy the judgment. This can be quite burdensome on your loved ones. Gilliland Law, APC can help with all aspects of your estate plan, including:
- Advance directives (living wills)
- Estate tax issues
- Choosing the appropriate executor
- Living trusts
- Wills drafting
- Power of Attorney
Estate planning documents are extremely flexible and can be designed to fit your unique needs. I work closely with you to determine your goals and create precise instruments to carry out your intentions.
Properly Drafted Wills Protects Your Family
Gilliland Law, APC provides a full range of services for wills: drafting, reviewing, amendments, revocation, and execution. I provide reliable guidance for testators and executors. My experience in the probate court, resolving issues related to the validity of wills, enables me to provide practical advice for testators from all walks of life. Similarly, my work in the formation of wills gives you keen insight into how executors should interpret various aspects of a will that may initially seem unclear. Attorney Andrew Gilliland can simplify many complex aspects of the tasks before you. I offer pertinent and personal legal advice to obtain the results you need in a timely manner with the least stress possible.
Mediation Can Protect Your Family
When there is a dispute, mediation can help resolve that dispute without the necessity of the court process. Whether it's a dispute involving a trust, will, or an estate, Attorney Andrew Gilliland is a trained and experienced mediator and can help you resolve your dispute without the expense of going to court. Let me work with you to resolve your trust, will, or an estate dispute.
Contact an experienced lawyer you can trust.
For comprehensive estate planning, and mediation services in San Diego and Riverside County, call Gilliland Law, APC at 760-918-5630 or contact my office online to schedule a consultation.