The Law Offices of Melanie Tavare can help you set up a complete estate plan designed personally for you.
Estate planning is the process of preparing the proper documents in order to protect both yourself and your family in the future. Preparing now will save your family unnecessary stress and anxiety at a later time when their focus should be on supporting one another and not paperwork.
Many people find the process of writing a will or making advanced medical plans upsetting because the emphasis of such planning is on a time when you are either unable to make your own decisions or no longer with your family.
However, instead of emphasizing the worrisome aspects of the future, estate planning’s main objective is to ensure your wishes are made known and ultimately respected by your family. Such advanced planning with also save your loved ones future legal bills and aggravations.
The experienced Hayward wills and trust lawyer at The Law Offices of Melanie Tavare will assist you to establish a lasting legacy and to provide for your family in the future.

What is An Estate Plan?

An estate plan is about more than just signing a single will document or establishing a trust for the future. An estate plan is unique to each person and family. A qualified attorney will take a look at several aspects of your life – your financial life, your real and personal property and your individual values and goals, just to name a few – and then advise you on the various estate planning options that may be appropriate for you.

There are several types of legal documents that can help you to establish your personal estate plan. Depending on your future goals, your age and other circumstances unique to you – an attorney atThe Law Offices of Melanie Tavare may recommend one or more of the following documents:

  • A Last Will and Testament
  • A Trust
  • A Power of Attorney
  • Advanced Health Care Directives

The California laws related to estate planning are constantly changing and being updated. Your personal life is always changing as well and may affect your estate plan as currently written. Life changes that may affect an estate plan include:

  • A significant change in your family situation such as a birth, a death or divorce
  • A large adjustment in your overall net worth possibly because of a change in career or the buying and selling of property
  • The death or discharge of someone previously named as your executor, trustee or power of attorney
You will need an Hayward estate planning law firm who is familiar with this ever-evolving area of the law. An experienced attorney will know how to apply these laws as your life progresses and your family grows and changes. You and your estate-planning attorney should be meeting at a minimum of every two to three years to make adjustment to your estate planning documents to reflect such changes.
Our attorneys are well versed in the most up-to-date California estate planning laws. They will take the time to get to know you personally and to understand your long-term objectives and needs. Contact us today in order to speak with one of our knowledgeable estate planning attorneys and to begin the process of building an estate plan personal to you.