Fresno and Visalia Estate Planning Lawyer
Protect Your Family’s Future
Planning for the future sometimes means preparing for your death. It’s a complicated and emotional concept to consider, but it’s very important to secure your assets prior to your passing. At the Law Offices of Christopher Martens, we pride ourselves on being able to assist our clients by tailoring estate plans specific to their needs, ensuring that their personal choices, assets and finances are protected per their wishes.
We understand how difficult it is to plan for your own death. By drafting an estate plan, our goal is to take away your uncertainty and give you peace of mind knowing your interests and your family will be protected upon your passing.
If you are interested in drafting an estate plan, contact the Law Offices of Christopher Martens today at (559) 377-7319. Your first consultation is free.
What Is an Estate Plan?
An estate plan is designed to carry out your wishes when you’re no longer present to represent them. It will detail how you wish your property and financial accounts to be divided amongst your loved ones, and will help your family avoid expensive estate taxes and probate court.
How we can help you:
- Revocable living trusts
- Advanced health care directives
- Durable powers of attorney
- Special needs trusts
- Asset protection planning
Avoid Probate Court
Probate court proceedings are expensive and typically last six to nine months, locking your finances and property away from your family as the court validates your will and appraises your remaining assets. These assets cannot be distributed to your loved ones until the court has completed their appraisal. By transferring your ownership rights into a revocable living trust, your family will bypass the probate process entirely upon your passing. Our estate planning lawyers can assist you in drafting a revocable living trust and any other legal documentation your circumstances require.
Count on Us
Contact the Law Offices of Christopher Martens today to schedule a consultation with one of our Visalia estate planning lawyers. We understand this is a difficult discussion for you, and our aim is to make it as simple and straightforward as possible.
The Law Offices of Christopher Martens is available to assist California residents in the Tulare, Kings, and Fresno counties. Contact us today at (559) 377-7319 to schedule a consultation.