26 Mar Protect Your Family with a Living Trust and Guardianship
Every family right now is frightened by the magnitude of the coronavirus. They may be thinking about whether or not they should create a Living Trust. For those families with children under 18, an important part of our Trust package is the Will, where you can name a Guardian to care for your children if something should happen to you.
Naming a Guardian and a Creating a Will are parts of our Living Trust package
If both you and your spouse should die, your children will need a Guardian. If you do not leave instructions in the form of a Will, the court will not have any guidance from you, the parents of the children, and will therefore choose the Guardian. While it is painful to think of leaving your children, it can be reassuring to know that in the case of this unlikely eventuality, they will be properly cared for by someone you love and trust.
Using a Trust to control your children’s inheritance
Sometimes it’s not simply a matter of ensuring that your children inherit your estate after you are gone. You may want to guide and control that inheritance–especially if your children are still young. That’s where a Living Trust comes in.
A Living Trust can manage any assets the children receive if their parents die. If you’re worried about your children getting a large sum of money when they are too young to handle the responsibility, as might happen with a Will. You can identify the age at which they will gain control of the funds.
Rather than getting the entire amount at 18, for example, they would gain control of the money when they are older and better prepared to inherit a large sum of money. It’s reassuring to remember that most parents of young children live long enough to see their kids safely to adulthood. But sometimes the unexpected happens. Having a Will or Living Trust in place now can provide peace of mind about your children’s future.
During this health crisis, many are feeling an urgency to create a Living Trust
Our Trust package includes a Will, Power of Attorney and an Advance Healthcare Directive. We guide you through the process and prepare the legal documents. At California Document Preparers, for most of our services, we charge one flat fee. We’re helpful, compassionate and affordable. Schedule an appointment today at one of our three Bay Area offices in Dublin, Walnut Creek or Oakland.
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