At the Law Office of Lauren Rios, we're dedicated to helping people from all walks of life make informed decisions about their future. This includes estate planning in all respects, including the creation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney and advanced health care directives. We also aid our clients in estate administration.
Regardless of the amount of wages you earn, everyone should have an effective estate plan that meets their goals. We can counsel you on the unique legal issues that arise in the management of your estate. Whether it's a straightforward plan that contains a trust and a will, or you have a more personalized expectation for your estate plan with asset protection, health care directives and more, there's no better time to start planning for the future than now.
A lot of people tend to put off drafting their will because they don't like to think about preparing for their passing. However, it is an essential tool in estate planning. If you let us help you draft a will, we can maximize the benefits you or your loved ones receive, and ensure that it passes California requirements.
In order to distribute your assets the way you want to, an adequately established trust is necessary. But creating a trust that satisfies your requirements involves choosing an approach that is right for you. Attorney Lauren Rios can provide you with the knowledge you need to devise a trust that best suits your circumstances.
In the event of your incapacity, a power of attorney grants permission to a person of your choice to make financial decisions on your behalf when you can't make them yourself. You can choose exactly how restricting or broad you want your power of attorney to be with our help in the creation of a durable power of attorney.
A health care directive is a key part of an estate plan, as it provides specific instructions that are carried out if and when you cannot independently make decisions. Ensuring that you have an advance health care directive prepared not only secures that your individual preferences as to your personal care and medical treatment are honored, but takes the burden off of your loved ones.
Once the documents related to your estate are put in place, we can help with the administrative aspect of your estate. We represent trustees, agents, and other representatives in all administrative matters.
Other services: Our office also assists clients in other areas, including petitioning the court to change your legal name.