Your Local Sonoma County Trust Attorneys
If you have a family, then odds are you’ll want to make sure that they are taken care of should anything happen to you. You may want to consider setting up a trust with the help of our Sonoma County trust attorneys at Eberts Law Group. If you don’t set up a trust, then after you die your family will face the challenge of going through the probate process in an attempt to gain your assets and possessions. This process can be long, costly and stressful for your family members to endure.
What is a Trust?
When it comes down to it, a trust is basically a financial arrangement allowing a trustee to hold your assets on behalf of your beneficiaries once you pass. Trusts can be arranged in many different ways, and trustees can be named according to your wishes. Family members can be chosen for this role – or you can name your trust lawyer.
By setting up a trust, you allow your beneficiaries to avoid probate and gain access to your assets more quickly. Depending on how you set up your trust – such as if you set up an irrevocable trust – then your assets may not be considered part of the taxable estate, which means your beneficiaries could end up paying lower taxes once you pass.
Sonoma County trust attorneys can help you control your wealth by specifying the terms of your trust very precisely. This means that you can control who gets your assets as well as when the distributions are made. Having a trust in place will also protect your legacy against the creditors that your heirs may have or from beneficiaries that aren’t adept at money management.
Our attorneys can help provide you professional guidance in order to set up a trust according to your wishes. To speak with one of our Sonoma County trust attorneys, be sure to contact us at Eberts Law Group today by calling 707-623-1316.