Why Do I Need An Estate Plan?

When people think of estate planning, a last will and testament is usually the first, and often only, thing that springs to mind. However, an estate plan can encompass so much more than naming your beneficiaries, and estate planning is valuable to both young and old, as well as those with minimal assets and those with significant assets.

At the El Cajon law office of Thomas F. Miles, Attorney and Counselor at Law, we have more than 37 years of experience representing individuals throughout San Diego County and the surrounding communities. Our attorney is prepared to help you begin planning for your family's future today.

Estate Planning: More Than Just Wills And Trusts

Properly drafted wills and trusts are an important component of any estate plan. However, there are other estate planning tools that should also be considered when you are thinking about the future.

Living wills, advance health care directives, and powers of attorney are designed to help ensure that your medical and financial wishes will be carried out should you ever be unable to make these decisions on your own. A comprehensive estate plan can act as a sort of insurance policy should the unthinkable ever occur and provide you with the peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be honored.

Exploring Your Options To Find A Plan That Suits Your Needs

Pre-printed legal documents are an increasingly popular option for those who wish to do things themselves. However, when it comes to estate planning, there is no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" plan. A "canned" form can help you to begin thinking about these issues, but nothing can replace the knowledgeable advice you can receive from an experienced lawyer.

When you meet with us, we can help identify the tools that will best suit your situation and address your needs. We can also update your estate planning documents should your situation ever change. We are committed to ensuring that your wishes will be fulfilled.

Contact Us To Find Out How An Estate Plan Can Serve Your Family's Needs

It is never too early to begin thinking about the future. To arrange a free initial consultation, call us at 619-631-4833 or 866-471-0416. You may also contact us online. We are open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and evenings and weekends by appointment.

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