Top Simi Valley, CA Estate Planning Lawyers Near You

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    Law Office of Raymond L. Stuehrmann

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Thousand Oaks Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Thousand Oaks Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

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    Zahn Law Office

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Ventura Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Ventura Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • Gauthier Estate Planning, APLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • Acorn Law, PC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Thousand Oaks Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Thousand Oaks Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • Jones, Lester, Schuck, Becker & Dehesa, LLP

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Santa Paula Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Santa Paula Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P.

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Oxnard Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Oxnard Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • Sullivan, Johns & Lundberg LLP

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • ADK Heritage Law

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Santa Paula Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Santa Paula Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • Hermance Law

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Ventura Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Ventura Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • StakerLaw

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Camarillo Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Camarillo Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • The Alvarez Firm

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Camarillo Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Camarillo Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • Kenneth E. Devore & Associates, APC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • Law Offices of Michael L. Magasinn, APC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • Jeffrey M. Zabner, a Law Corporation

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • Pollock Law Firm

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • Ruben Associates

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Simi Valley Office

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Simi Valley Office

  • Gold Law, APC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Camarillo Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Camarillo Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • Panitz & Kossoff, LLP

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • Wakeman Law Group Inc.

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Westlake Village Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • Taylor Scoles & Bartels

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Fillmore Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Fillmore Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

  • Jones, Lester, Schuck, Becker & Dehesa, LLP

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Camarillo Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Camarillo Office | Serving Simi Valley, CA

Simi Valley Estate Planning Information

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Help with Estate Planning

Hiring a Simi Valley Estate Planning Attorney is the best way to know you’ve adequately prepared for you and your family’s future. Additionally, depending on what you wish to achieve, an estate plan can help support family members, charities, and other worthy causes.

Estate Planning Attorneys

All individuals, regardless of their financial position, will benefit from talking with an Estate Planning Lawyer. However, speaking with a lawyer can be very useful when a person suddenly comes into a lot of money, such as from inheritance or a business sale.

A proper estate plan typically utilizes both a trust and a will. These two powerful tools allow you to make sure not only that your financial goals are addressed, but that you have peace of mind knowing those you love will be taken care of properly when you’re no longer able or willing to do so.

What is estate planning?

Estate planning is the process through which you make known your wishes for what you want to happen to your assets upon your death (commonly done through a last will and testament). Estate planning also involves stating your wishes for your health care through power of attorney declarations and advanced directives. In short, it allows you to maintain control of your health care and estate.

How much does estate planning cost?

There are do-it-yourself documents available online that allow you to create your own will, advance directive, and power of attorney declaration. Going this route will be cheaper than using an attorney in the present. However, it is good to work on an estate plan with your attorney to ensure you are going through the process correctly and addressing details you haven’t thought of. If you are worried about cost, you can discuss that with attorneys at your initial consultations as you shop around.

What estate planning documents do you need?

Every estate plan should include a last will and testament or establish a trust. This will allow you to state how you wish to distribute your assets to beneficiaries upon your death. A power of attorney declaration will name someone you trust to handle your health care and/or financial decisions if you are ever unable to. An advanced directive (also known as a living will) will state your wishes for any care you want to receive if you are unable to make those decisions at the time. This is useful when it comes to end-of-life care or if you ever need life-saving care because of an accident or illness.

Who needs estate planning?

Everyone needs estate planning, and if you are 18, it is never too early to start thinking about your plan! While we all want to live a long, full life, accidents and illnesses happen. And having a plan in place will go a long way in protecting your wishes.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney’s expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit – A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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