Estate Planning

Estate Planning

An estate plan is important for every family and individual. A properly crafted estate plan will ensure that, in your time of need, your children are cared for, your home and mortgage are managed, your financial and legal needs are handled, and that your business continues without interruption. An estate plan will also ensure that you receive the medical treatment you need and desire and that, in the unfortunate event of your passing, your family and estate are protected. Finally, an estate plan may also help your family avoid the costly and time intensive probate process. Depending upon your family’s needs, Sundin Law Office will craft an estate plan for you that includes some or all of the following documents:

  • Living trust;
  • Certification of trust;
  • Personal property memorandum;
  • Pourover will;
  • Will;
  • Durable power of attorney;
  • Advanced health care directive;
  • HIPAA authorization; and
  • Hospital visitation authorization.

Please contact Sundin Law Office to discuss further how establishing an estate plan will protect you and your family.

LGBT Estate Planning

The state and federal laws applicable to same-sex couples are complicated and are changing quickly. As a result of two recent United States Supreme Court cases, Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor, California and federal law now honor and recognize marriage equality. However, not all states yet offer or honor same-sex marriage and discrimination toward the LGBT community continues to be a pressing issue. As a result, it is imperative that same-sex couples establish estate plans that recognize, honor, and protect their relationship to one another as well as to their children.

Sundin Law Office is committed to protecting the rights and needs of the LGBT community, particularly the estate planning needs and concerns of LGBT couples. Our office can help you protect your family.

Please contact our office today for a free initial consultation.