Getting Started With Estate Planning

If you have never developed an estate plan before, you may have apprehensions about it. You may feel intimidated and uncertain about what to expect. You may be wondering whether you even need an estate plan at your stage of life.

Do I Need An Estate Plan? | The Importance Of Estate Planning

Getting started with the estate planning process is a wonderful way to gain security and peace about the future. You can set forth your wishes, prepare for life's unexpected turns and start establishing a legacy for your children and future generations.

Estate planning is not just for those in middle age or nearing retirement. Young professionals and new families can also greatly benefit from implementing an estate plan early in life, provided the plan is carefully tailored to suit their needs. Regardless of your age and life circumstances, an estate plan can help you define your wishes, avoid the expense of probate and empower you to take action in preparing for what lies ahead.

What Is Estate Planning? | Experienced, Step-By-Step Guidance

At Bryan · Hinshaw, a San Francisco law firm, we are passionate about helping clients of all ages and life circumstances develop estate plans to fit their needs and goals. Our clients include young professionals, families with children, same-sex couples, individuals and business owners at diverse stages of life. The firm's attorneys apply decades of experience to guide those exploring estate planning for the first time as well as those seeking to revise, update or overhaul existing estate plans.

We can help you analyze the various tools that can make up a comprehensive estate plan, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Advance health care directives
  • Health care authorizations (HIPAA authorizations)

Each of these documents accomplishes a specific purpose. Our attorneys can walk you through the benefits of these legal tools and draft them in accordance with your objectives. You can expect to receive personalized, detailed guidance.

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Take the first step toward developing an estate plan that meets your needs. Contact us at 415-906-3085 to arrange an initial interview of one of our attorneys. We offer flexible fee arrangements, including flat-fee options. Based in San Francisco, our lawyers provide estate planning services for clients throughout the Bay Area.