Law Office of Amber Pearce
Estate Planning Attorney
Dedicated to helping individuals and families develop personal, thoughtful and trusted estate plans
Revocable Living Trusts
Many people believe that having a trust is only for the ultra-rich and those with an "estate" to worry about. It isn't. Good estate planning is not really about the money, it is about having a plan for the people you love. Before we talk about the money, we step back and assess the whole picture of what is important to you. That is where your wishes are made real for those you love.
Once your child turns 18, your legal authority to make decisions for them ends. They are legally on their own for medical decisions, signing contracts, and making long term-plans for their personal care, regardless of their understanding of those decisions. A conservatorship is an important tool for establishing your legal authority to help your adult child, when they need it.
Special Needs Planning
We know families come in all shapes and sizes, and your estate plan should reflect your reality. Gone are the days when you had to leave the financial care of your special needs child to chance. With careful and highly-personalized planning, you can make sure your child receives the care they need for a lifetime. A Special Needs Trust can be a vital part of your plan.
After a loved one dies, knowing what to do or where to start can be confusing and overwhelming, especially when you are already carrying the burden of the heart. We can help guide you through the legal process, whether you have been appointed trustee, or if you are trying to navigate probate. This can be a long and complicated process, and you do not have to do it alone.
Many people ask when is the right time to start the process. My answer is always this: it is best to start before you need to. It sounds so simple, but getting started is often the hardest part. There is so much to think about and consider, it is easy to put off until tomorrow.
Congratulations, you've made it past the first step: deciding that you want to make a plan.
Finding an attorney to help you understand the tools available to you is the next step.
Thank you for visiting my website. I know that there are many choices out there for estate planning, and I appreciate you taking the time and doing your research.
P.O. Box 1512 Rocklin, CA 95677