The task of drafting your last wishes is hard to think about, but at the Evans Law Firm, our San Francisco estate planning lawyers want to make it easy for you. We work hard to ensure that all your needs and wants will be handled in the way you want them. Planning for your estate should celebrate all the people and things you love in your life, and you want to make sure that your love and care continues even after you are gone.
At the Evans Law Firm, we look at all the important things when it comes to planning your estate and getting your affairs in order. No matter how difficult the topic, we know how important it is to make sure that we have covered everything—from who would take care of your children in your absence, to where your beloved pet will live, to the division of your assets and your possessions, to how you will be taken care of should you suffer from an unexpected illness or decline in health.
We also want to focus on the personal touches that will help smooth the process along, both for you and the loved ones you leave behind. Every person has individual wants and needs, and with the help of one of our San Francisco estate planning attorneys, we can craft you a plan that incorporates everything you want your legacy to be, with attention to details such as tax considerations, establishing a revocable trust, long-term financial planning, appointing power of attorney, transfer of deeds and related documents, and a plan for your medical care.
Establishing Healthcare Provisions
One of the most overlooked components of estate planning is the provisions necessary for long-term medical and healthcare, should you need it. Often, clients have considered who will receive their most prized possessions, how best to divide funds and other assets between children and family members, and who will take care of the house and estate. But they may not have considered the possibility that at some point, they may be unable, either mentally or physically, to make their own decisions, or may have to spend extended amounts of time in a hospital or hospice for care.
It is crucial to set aside time with a California estate planning attorney to discuss your long-term healthcare needs. You need to think about setting aside a fund for potential medical expenses, selecting a responsible and trustworthy person to serve as your power of attorney, and determine who your primary care physician should be in the event of medical emergency, temporary or permanent incapacity, or illness.
At the Evans Law Firm, our estate planning lawyers represent clients in the Bay Area who are starting to put together future plans, and who are doing their best to plan for the uncertainties in life as best they can. We want to protect your interests, and make a difficult topic easier for you and your loved ones, and inspire you with confidence that everything will be handled just as you want it to be. To get started on making plans for the future, contact one of our attorneys at 415.441.8669 or www.evanslaw.com.