Burbank Asset Protection Attorney
Protect Your Real Estate and Other Assets
“Failing to plan is planning to FAIL.” - Ben Franklin
How Do I Protect My Estate & Keep My Assets
from Becoming Public Knowledge?
"LA Law Asset Protection Attorney, Joseph McHugh sees families in crisis every day! We understand how critical it is for you to take control of your life and your
assets before something bad happens!"
Asset Protection is not just for the very rich! In California (with the extremely high levels of frivolous lawsuits), everyone needs to review their assets and protection strategies with an experienced Asset Protection / Estate Planning Lawyer. It is important to protect yourself from the general public or you're your bad relatives from knowing your assets and estate's worth! There are also legacy issues to be addressed to ensure your assets are directed to the people or entities you want them to go to when you die. Creating trusts (private documents) allows you to keep your affairs private, even after your death, the general public will not have access to your estate information.
LA LAW Center's Asset Protection Attorney have strategies to ensure you remain in control of your asset and your life! We make sure you screen the public's knowledge about your real estate assets by creating private documents and level of privacy screening to prevent the public from knowing your estate's value. The following are links on our web site to give you more information legal documents that can protect your estate and privacy.
Land Trusts & LLC's – Protecting Your Real Estate Assets & Your Privacy
Protecting Assets for Doctors, Lawyers, Dentists,
Engineers & Chiropractors
California Prenuptial and Separate Party Agreements
Power of Attorneys – Protecting Your Financial Assets
Trusts – Protecting Your Estate & Your Privacy
Estate Planning & Elder Law Litigation
Health Directives – Protecting Your Body In Case of Incapacity
HIPAA Medical Release Forms – An Overview
Wills – Protecting Your Final Wishes
Pet Trusts - Taking Care of Non-Human Loved Ones
LA Law Asset Protection Lawyers will review your entire estate and help you legally protect your estate to ensure Family Legacy Protection with a combination of the following legal strategies:
Land Trusts, Wills, Living Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Business Formations, Contracts, Martial Planning, Pre Nuptial Agreements, Post Nuptial Agreements, Same-Sex Domestic Partnerships Trusts and Wills, Estate and Gift Tax Review, Medi-CAL Planning, Veterans Benefits, Disability Planning.
LA Law Asset Protection Estate Planning Attorneys specialize in working with your tax preparer and financial planner to create a comprehensive Wealth Protection Plan from government taxes, tax avoidance, legal tax avoidance, property protection, business protection, family legacy, protecting estate assets for sandwiched generation, elder parents distribution to avoid death taxes, keeping the family home, spend down strategies, etc., protecting what you have in these economic times."
If you were asked, "What would happen to your assets if you were gone tomorrow?"… Our Estate Planning / Asset Protection Lawyers can help you have peace of mind & be able to confidently say “Yes, I know exactly what will happen!
Estate Planning Documents-Why do You need Them?
Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney Forms, Health Directives all give directions to be followed upon your incapacity or death. They answer questions like:
• What will happen if you become incapacitated and not able to make decisions about your body or your finances?
• Who will make medical decisions for you?
• Who will take over your personal financial affairs?
• Who will be the guardian of minor children?
• When you die, what will happen to your property and other assets?
• Who will inherit your estate?
• How much will each beneficiary inherit?
• Are there specific gifts to be given to specific people?
Estate planning is an important life planning process to ensure you have answered and documented the above questions. Mostly importantly, estate planning documents will define your wishes so that they will be adhered to upon your death or incapacity. We also feel that each person above the age of 18 must ensure that a trust individual will be making health care and financial decisions in the event of becoming incapacitated. Next, the estate must be protected in order to maximize the assets that will pass on to your heirs after you die in the easiest legal way possible. Without an estate plan, a major part of your estate could be eliminated by estate taxes and probate fees. Estate planning can give you peace of mind and save thousands of dollars for your family and heirs.
When families get into a crisis situation at or near the death of a loved one, many of these inadequate trusts lack many of the needed strategies that family members are left to live with major problems or must spend thousands of dollars in court correcting the errors. Sad to say, that often there is nothing that can be done. If you do not use a competent Estate Planning Attorney that understands the dynamics of your assets and family situation, you may not know that your estate has a problem until it is too late.
Joseph McHugh, Esq. has years of experience in protecting their family and clients with wills and trusts. We make every effort to provide close personal attention to you and your plans. We will protect and care for you as if you are a part of our own family. Deciding to create your will and / or trust is one of the most important decisions in your life and we are here to help guide you through this legal process.
Best Advice-Seek Experienced Legal Counsel!
If you are over 18 years old and do not have legal documents in order, it advised to seek experienced legal counsel. WE have the knowledge to make this as easy as possible and ready to help you understand your options and then begin this process if it cannot be avoided. Our estate planning lawyers prepare custom estate plans that address you and your family's particular circumstances and long term goals.
We are proud to be a part of the complete solution to your family's crisis, not just the lawyers that create the legal documents.
We understand the issues surrounding the care of aging loved ones and what it takes legally to meet your needs and goals, while giving your family the peace of mind that your loved ones are getting the best care possible in a complex and confusing situation.
After a thorough review of the best strategies for your estate plan and our fees for the scope of work, we will structure a comprehensive estate plan created specifically to protect your assets and allow you to stay in control of your life and your money.
Take advantage of a free phone consultation or appointment for a free 30 minute consultation to review your individual situation and determine if you would benefit from our experience and legal services.
Call us at: (818) 241-4238