Experienced California Attorneys for Drafting Your Will
Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger assists clients in Riverside, California in drafting simple and complex wills. Led by a State Bar-Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, the firm’s attorneys have particular expertise in wealth preservation planning for high-net worth individuals.
Custom Will Drafting for High-Net Worth Individuals in California
At Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, A Law Corporation, our attorneys work closely with clients to develop comprehensive estate plans custom-tailored to their individual needs. In one form or another, a will is an integral component of almost any estate plan. Your will determines the distribution of your assets not covered by other estate planning tools or beneficiary designations, and addresses issues such as:
- Appointment of an executor and establishment of his or her powers and duties
- Appointment of guardians for minor children
- Contingencies if an intended beneficiary dies before you
- Ownership of specific items of tangible personal property (such as collectibles, keepsakes, and personal items)
- Succession of ownership following your death
- Tax planning
Importantly, if you leave behind assets that are not covered by your estate plan, they will be distributed in accordance with California’s laws of intestate succession. These are arcane and complicated statutes that rarely align with individuals’ actual preferences. Through use of pour over wills and other estate planning tools, we can ensure that everything goes when, where, and how you want it.
Beyond Preparation of Your Will
Frequently, when we prepare a last will for a client it will be just one component of his or her estate plan. Depending on your personal circumstances and wishes, we will likely also recommend utilization of trusts, community property agreements, and other methods of asset protection and distribution to reduce your estate’s tax burdens and ensure full realization of your final desires.
Our attorneys also assist with advance directives, living wills, and probate, and we can provide advice and representation for contesting a will in California. Located in Palm Springs, we work with clients to develop their estate plans in Rancho Cucamonga, the City of Riverside, and throughout Riverside County.
Speak with an Estate Planning Attorney at Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, A Law Corporation About Preparing Your Will
Contact Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, A Law Corporation today to schedule an initial consultation about preparing your will. We are your trusted advisors for estate planning in California.