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The Importance of Having an Estate Plan

If you want to have any say in how your estate will be distributed, who your beneficiaries will be and how you will be taken care of at the end of your life, then it is important that you have an estate plan in place. An estate plan not only protects those you love, but can give you tax advantages during your lifetime. Over the years, here at the Law Offices of Timothy D. Henry we have become extremely adept at crafting estate plans, either simple or highly advanced.

Attorney Henry understands how important it is for you to know that should anything ever happen to you, your health and your estate will be handled according to your wishes. Attorney Henry will take the time to sit down with each of our clients and go over their objectives so that he can provide the excellent service and high-quality representation they deserve. We always work with our clients' best interests in mind and we are known for exceeding our clients' expectations in our service and attention.

To establish a comprehensive estate plan it is important that you consider each of the various components that must be in place. Preparing your last will and testament is a start but there are many other facets, including various trusts that could be beneficial for you and your family. For those individuals with children, assigning guardianship and a trust to provide for your children's care in the event of your death is essential.

For those who want to avoid the potentially lengthy and costly probate process, a living trust is an effective way to safeguard your assets and property for the timely distribution to your beneficiaries. An advance healthcare directive will give your doctors, emergency personnel, your family and loved ones clear instructions as to the medical procedures you do and do not authorize towards the end of your life. This particular legal document can also allow you to give power of attorney to another should you become incapacitated or unable to speak for yourself. In this situation, the individual with power of attorney to act on your behalf, and ensure your personal wishes regarding this important matter are followed.

We know it is not necessarily a simple task to sit down discuss what you want to have occur when you pass away, and that is when a San Jose estate planning lawyer from our firm comes in. Atorney Timothy D. Henry has helped guide many of our clients through the estate planning process. He is available to answer any questions you have, and you can trust that he will be compassionate and empathetic to your needs. If you want to prepare an estate plan, or you wish to have your existing estate plan reviewed and updated, call our firm now so that we can get started preparing the necessary documentation.