Estate Planning

We at the Law Offices of J. Scott Bennett believe in planning and securing your future today. It is exactly towards this end that our team of attorneys provides dedicated legal services in the extensive area that is estate planning.

Estate Planning IS For You

An erroneous notion that has stuck with the masses over the years is that estate planning is only for the wealthy. That could not be any further from the truth.  You too, do have an estate however little you may view your possessions to be. At the Law Offices of J. Scott Bennett, we are committed to offering you premier legal services however big or small your estate may be because estate planning is indeed for everyone.

Why Plan?

As mentioned, estate planning is for everyone. Estate planning is much more than just distribution of assets. It allows you to appoint a guardian for your minor children thus securing a stable upbringing. A proper estate plan helps to avoid disputes in the family by giving explicit instructions. You will also be protecting your estate by investing in a proper plan.

Crucial Estate Planning Tools

Revocable Living Trust

Our lawyers recommend having a revocable living trust at the very foundation of your estate plan. We have a sophisticated level of practical understanding of all the pertinent elements of a revocable living trust.

Having a revocable living trust helps you avoid the rigorous probate process, which will not only take long but it can be quite expensive in terms of legal fees.

Need help setting up the trust? Counsel on taxation issues surrounding the trust?  Not sure about the process of
selecting and naming a trustee to manage the trust for your underage children? Our attorneys will provide you with their legal expertise on these crucial areas.

Will

Wills on their own cannot avoid probate and that is why our attorneys will always recommend setting up the revocable living trust together with your will. That said, a will allows you to express your instructions on how your assets will be distributed among your beneficiaries and gives you an opportunity to name guardians for your minor children.

Our attorneys will provide you with the legal counsel concerning the drafting and modifying of wills to reflect your wishes.

Incapacity Documents

Finding yourself incapacitated without a plan in place can spell havoc. Our attorneys will help you avoid such an unfortunate eventuality by preparing all necessary incapacity documents as part of your estate planning campaign.

  1. Durable Power-of-Attorney

Your incapacity may mean being unable to make sound financial decisions. A durable power-of-attorney allows you to appoint someone else, the attorney-in-fact to make these decisions in your stead.

  1. Advance Health Care Directive and HIPAA
    authorization

These two crucial documents allow you to give express instruction on your advance health care and appoint an
agent to do so in the event of your incapacitation.

Get Started Now With the Experts

At the Law Offices of J. Scott Bennett, we have a team of specialist estate planning attorneys to guide you through this complex legal area.  Any small error can have such a significant impact and that is why we are very keen on detail as a firm.

Now is always the best time to start planning for your future. Reach us today at 951-434-1151 for a customized estate plan just for you from experienced experts.