Estate Planning Attorney in SAN RAFAEL, CA
Helping your family plan for the future
With 20 years of estate planning experience, AV-rated Ron Champoux possesses in-depth knowledge about all aspects of estate planning and can help you with:
- Creating an estate plan
- Drafting wills
- Establishing living trusts
- Drafting living wills
- Asset protection
- Powers of attorney
- Advance directives
Creating the best estate plan
Ron Champoux reviews your family arrangements, financial situations and philosophical goals to advise you on the best approach to planning your estate distribution. He thoroughly analyzes your objectives and strategizes the best means of:
- Transferring your assets
- Minimizing taxes
- Establishing guardianship for your minor children
- Supporting personal philanthropic causes
- Caring for your pets
- Protecting your loved ones
Writing your last will and testament
A will provides you with the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your loved ones and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to someone besides a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, friend or charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your minor children and even what happens to your beloved pet — decisions that might not reflect your desires. Ron Champoux can draft a valid will that ensures your intentions are honored.
Establishing a living trust
Ron Champoux evaluates whether specific legal tools can benefit your estate and discusses your many options. Also called a revocable trust, a living trust can provide for continued care of minor children or an incapacitated family member. If your assets are held in a living trust, your heirs may avoid probate, which expedites the distribution of assets and keeps the estate’s private information out of the public records. Ron Champoux can prepare the documents necessary to establish a trust that is tailored to your personal needs.
Contact a knowledgeable Marin County, CA estate lawyer to develop your plan
To schedule an appointment to begin your estate planning process, call the Law Offices of Ronald E. Champoux at 415-459-2000 or contact us online.