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Tarzana Estate Planning Attorney

10/18/2023 | Areas Served

Protect your hard-earned legacy with high-quality estate planning — schedule a consultation today! 

You have much to be proud of when looking back on your life. You’ve worked hard to provide for yourself and your loved ones. However, without the right estate planning, all of that is at risk the second you pass away. 

So much is out of your control when it comes to your death. Take the reins on what will happen when you pass away with a Tarzana estate planning attorney from the Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo. We proudly protect the residents of Tarzana, California, and their estates. 

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Why You Need Estate Planning in Tarzana

Tarzana is a flourishing and unique California community. Protect your loved ones here with estate planning. There are several common misconceptions about estate planning, including: 

  • Only seniors need estate planning
  • Only the ultra-wealthy need estate planning
  • Estate planning isn’t necessary if you explain your wishes to your family 

Everyone benefits from estate planning, regardless of age, wealth, or circumstance. Preparing for any scenario is one solid way to protect your family and assets. 

Even smaller estates can benefit from a proper estate plan. Otherwise, you have no control over what happens to your assets following your death. Even if you express your wishes out loud, they cannot be legally enforced without proper documentation. 

Estate planning protects your family. Utilize estate planning tools to ensure the future of your family’s financial security. You can designate beneficiaries for all your assets, create trusts for young children, and appoint guardians if necessary. 

You can also avoid unnecessary delays and expenses through estate planning. Dying without a will leaves your family to deal with the mess. Our attorneys will help you outline your wishes and advise you on how to help your beneficiaries avoid probate and unnecessary tax obligations.

How Estate Planning Works in Tarzana 

The estate planning process is complex, but don’t worry — a Tarzana estate planning attorney from the Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo is prepared to help you:

  • Create an inventory
  • Designate, review, and update your beneficiaries
  • Establish directives
  • Comply with California’s estate planning laws
  • Plan for the future 

Your inventory consists of all your assets, including intangible and tangible items. It’s vital to account for everything. If an asset is left out of your estate plan, the state can decide where it goes after you die. 

You can use a will or directives to designate beneficiaries. Directives you can use include:

  • Power of attorney
  • Trusts
  • Irrevocable living trusts
  • Medical care directive 

We walk you through every step. From drafting your will to designating who takes over trust administration, you’ll have a professional guide through it all. An experienced estate planning attorney makes all the difference when navigating these difficult decisions.

Choose Alice A. Salvo for Tarzana Estate Planning

The residents of the San Fernando Valley need a trusted estate planning attorney to help them protect their assets, family, and legacy. The Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo is up for the job. With over 25 years of experience, we are prepared to use our knowledge to make this process as simple as possible for you.

We value high-quality service. To us, this means every client matters. When you work with us, we treat you as an individual rather than a list of assets. Every client receives individualized care, regardless of circumstances. 

We take a warm approach to what can be a morbid process and work to foster an environment of hopefulness. Learn more about our team on our attorneys page.

If you need a Tarzana estate planning attorney, call 818-676-9572 today.