Planning and executing trusts and wills by many are thought to be simple and straightforward, but for larger or more complex families, may require customized, even complicated, estate planning. When a trust is being administered, stress and strain can arise between the trustee who executes the estate and its beneficiaries. Family dynamics can play into emotions further adding to the complexity of these situations. When there are disagreements, contests, or other forms of dispute, a professional probate and trust lawyer that takes the time to fully understand the circumstances surrounding these delicate, nuanced situations can help. When trust disputes arise, they may turn into estate litigations that would then be handled by the probate court. Alternatively, trust administration can often be handled in a private matter unless litigation is absolutely necessary. The Velasco Law Group lawyers are adept at representing the perspective of any party, English or Spanish-speaking, and can provide the legal guidance necessary if any documents have not been properly executed. In extreme cases, when an issue is found in terms of the executor’s capacity at the time documents were executed, a will may be rendered ineffective. This sort of situation is made more complex and emotional when it is suspected that a beneficiary had undue influence over the decedent before his or her death.
Santa Ana (Spanish for ‘Saint Anne’) is located in Orange County at the base of the Santa Ana Mountains, on the Santa Ana River. The city developed as a center for farm produce and the Southern Pacific Railroad connected it to Los Angeles. It has several museums, is in close proximity to the theme parks Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, and is a large economic center for the Orange Coast. The highly desirable and competitive housing market in the LA area makes for high housing prices in the regions of Santa Ana. With high estate values at stake, we advise you to have a professional Downey trust and estate attorney to properly plan and legalize your last wishes for a variety of possible situations in these times of uncertainty and to execute your personal estate plan.
The median age in Santa Ana is 32 years as of 2020, but in these uncertain times, when even young people are susceptible to disease and outbreaks, it’s important to make sure you have a comprehensive and well-thought-out trust and will. A Santa Ana estate planning lawyer can also help set up an Advance Healthcare Directive (AHCD), providing guidance and instruction about how medical decisions should be made in the event that you are no longer able to advocate for yourself. We also offer bi-lingual virtual estate planning so that you can legalize measures for your family from the comfort of your home. For more information on our virtual estate planning services or to schedule an initial complimentary consultation, contact us HERE.
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