Avoid Probate and Make an Estate Plan
At MOBO Law, we are passionate about helping people. We feel strongly about the importance of creating a plan for your estate. We know the distress that family members can experience after the death of a loved one who failed to prepare a plan for their assets and property.
We don't want anyone to have to experience that kind of conflict or pain. That's why we find this area of our law practice to be extremely beneficial to the people we serve.
You probably want to have a say as to what happens to your assets after your death. For people with assets and property (such as your home) totaling more than $100,000, establishing a trust can help you avoid the time and costs associated with probate (the court process in which the state determines what will happen to your estate).
Our firm can administer trusts throughout California and Nevada. Generally, courts are not involved, but the assets of the decedent need to be distributed to the trust's beneficiaries. This process can be relatively quick and easy and it may involve the transfer of real estate, appraisals, working with the trustee's CPA, and communication with beneficiaries.
Estate planning should also include a power of attorney. If you become incapacitated, you can decide who should manage your affairs, such as your finances. Also imperative is an advance health care directive. This ensures your wishes are communicated to a doctor should you be in a situation where you are not able to communicate your wishes yourself.
From large estates, to small estates where a will is more appropriate, our lawyers are easy to talk to about your wants and needs.
During these unusual times, estate planning is more important than ever. We at MOBO Law understand that not everyone can afford legal representation. In an effort to assist those who do not presently have an Advance Health Care Directive (California) or a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions (Nevada), we are making these forms available on this website. These forms are not a substitute for legal advice, and should not be taken as legal advice, and the use of these forms does not create an attorney-client relationship with MOBO Law. Moreover, MOBO Law makes no representation as to the accuracy of these forms, and, if you choose to use them, you use them at your own risk. However, if even one person benefits from the use of these forms, then it is worth posting them here. If you have other questions regarding this pandemic, or if you would like to explore other estate planning options, or if you would like our office to assist you with the preparation of an Advance Health Care Directive or a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
- Advance Health Care Directive - California (Word)
- Advance Health Care Directive - California (PDF)
- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions - Nevada (Word)
- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions - Nevada (PDF)
The Time to Do Estate Planning is Now
We are a client-focused law firm with compassionate and caring attorneys. Reach out today and learn more about how we can help with the important task of your estate planning. Call 530-214-8700, 916-447-0529, or 775-624-9480 to schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys in Truckee, Sacramento, Reno, Incline Village/Crystal Bay, Zephyr Cove/South Lake Tahoe, or Chico.