By: Kerry Obrien
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What is The Difference Between a Will and Estate Planning?
Many people do not want to think about what will occur when their lives are over. They are often confused about what the various legal documents and processes are needed to ensure that their wishes are carried out after they die. However, learning about these things need not be a sad occasion, and can instead give someone the peace of mind that comes with knowing that solid plans have been made to carry out their desired wishes after life ends. Consulting with a will and estate planning lawyer can be a great learning experience, and can help a person deal with the legal issues that occur at the end of life.
Legally Binding Document or Distribution of Assets Arrangement
One of the issues that confuse people most when it comes to legal planning for the end of life is the difference between a will and estate planning. Estate planning is broader than a will, and is the process of planning the distribution of a person’s assets in order to be of most value to the beneficiaries of the estate. A will, on the other hand, is a legal document that stipulates specifically how assets will be distributed after death and whether or not a personal representative will handle your estate, and who this will be when the time requires it. A will can also appoint guardians to look after children or other relatives if needed. A will is often an important part of estate planning.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With an Estate Planning Lawyer in California Today
If you are interested in learning more about wills and estate planning, call to schedule a free consultation with a California estate planning lawyer today. Learning about wills and estate planning processes will offer the peace of mind that you need right now, before the inevitable happens. The legal professionals at the Law Office of Kerry P. O’Brien of California will sit down and talk with you about your estate planning goals and help you understand this process. We serve the cities of Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Lakewood, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster and Anaheim. Visit us at our website at kerryobrienlaw.com or call us at 866-983-0747 and let us help you plan your estate.