Estate Planning Attorneys
Experienced Lawyer for Estates, Trusts, and Wills Helping Families in Roseville, Placer County, and Throughout California
Wade Law Offices offers comprehensive estate planning legal services for individuals and families of all sizes and levels of wealth. Our services include asset protection, wills, probate, trusts, and real estate transactions. Estate planning often involves much more than simply drawing up a will. If you have real estate or assets that total more than $150,000, estate planning with an experienced attorney is a must.
Your lawyer will be an expert in estate planning, wills and trusts of all types. For more than a decade, Wade Law Offices has been helping individuals and families of all types of backgrounds and incomes with common-sense estate planning designed to preserve their wealth and pass it on to beneficiaries and succeeding generations, according to their wishes.
Work With a Wade Law Attorney for Comprehensive Estate Planning Legal Services
Whether it’s managing a will through probate, a simple trust for a couple who owns real estate, or a complex estate plan involving multi-tiered structuring, structured lifetime gifting, and advanced irrevocable trust strategies, your attorney will provide the estate planning and trust solutions you need to ensure your estate passes to your heirs quickly, efficiently, and inexpensively, while protecting your assets, avoiding probate, and minimizing taxes.
The Value of Estate Planning and Working with an Experienced Attorney
An estate plan can range from a simple plan that addresses family members and charities, to complex multi-generational plans. Your Wade Law attorney is skilled in the preparation of wills, trust agreements and more complex estate planning instruments, as well as how your end-of-life care is managed.
Our estate planning attorneys can help you decide how and to whom your property and other assets will be transferred after your death. Based on your wishes, our lawyers will then design the estate plan that best fits your wishes, including minimizing taxes such as income tax, gift taxes, estate and generation skipping transfer taxes that can diminish the value of your estate.
The Importance of Trusts and Working with an Attorney
Trusts are an increasingly common tool in estate planning. While trusts can take many forms, they all have the specific purpose of allowing you to specify how you want your property to be distributed. While many attorneys profess to be knowledgeable in the area of estate planning, this is a complex body of law that requires an experienced lawyer to assist in the process of developing a comprehensive estate plan.
Trusts are often used because, unlike wills, they are not subject to probate, which can be expensive and time-consuming. Trusts are also private documents while wills become public record on the death of the creator.
After considering your financial situation and preferences, Wade Law Offices lawyers can determine which type of trust is best for you.
Why You Need a Will—and Why You Need the Help of a Lawyer
At Wade Law Offices, your lawyer will have extensive experience dealing with wills and probate. We highly recommend drawing up a will with the help of our estate planning lawyers to simplify the distribution of assets, limit the involvement of probate courts and to ensure that guardians are in place to care for your minor children, if any.
A valid will obligates the probate court to distribute your assets according to its instructions. Without a will, a probate court will decide how your assets are distributed, regardless of your personal preferences or the needs of your family.
Work with our us to ensure that you make the decisions on how your assets are distributed, not the court system.
Advanced Health Care Directives
Advanced health care directives are becoming increasingly important. An advanced health care directive will inform health care providers and your family about your preferences for medical treatment if you become incapacitated. An advanced health care directive also allows you to designate a person to make health care decisions for you should you become unable to make those decisions for yourself.
Make sure your advanced health care directive is drafted properly and protects your wishes by working with a Wade Law Offices estate planning, wills, and trusts lawyer.
From our offices in Northern and Southern California, Wade Law Offices proudly serves the Northern California communities of Sacramento, West Sacramento, North Sacramento, South Sacramento, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Orangevale, Fair Oaks, Rocklin, Roseville, Lincoln, Auburn, Colfax and Meadow Vista, as well as the Southern California communities of Newport Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Westminster and Long Beach.