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Where will your possessions go after you pass away? At the Law Offices of Michael L. Faber in Elk Grove, CA, we’re here to answer your questions. Michael has over three decades of experience assisting clients in drafting trusts, and wills as well as conducting probate. With the help of our attorney, you’ll receive the guidance you need as you prepare for the future. 

Living Trusts Versus Wills

Living Trusts Vs Wills

Clients frequently ask, should I get a will or a living trust? The short answer is, if you own real property, you should consider a living trust. If a person passes without a will or trust, property will pass according to the intestate succession statute and if the estate is worth more than $166,000.00, a probate will be necessary. If a person drafts a will, and the estate is worth more than $166,000.00 the property will pass according to the will, but probate is still necessary. Executor fees, Attorney fees and court costs can be quite expensive in probate and the process takes almost a year to complete. Many families have found that establishing a living trust now, and funding the trust, is a cost-effective way to avoid the time and expense of probate. If you have a smaller estate, chances are, a will is all you need.

Probate Assistance

Probate Assistance

If your loved one has passed without a living trust, we can examine the estate to see if we can distribute the property without a probate. If a probate is necessary, we will be happy to help you through each step of the process until the wishes of your loved one are accomplished. If your loved one died with a living trust, we can also help you with the paperwork necessary to administer the estate or refer you on to one of our team of experienced trust administration attorneys if your trust is more complicated. 

Estate Planning

Affordable Estate Planning

Don’t be a victim of high-priced trust lawyers who sell you what you don’t need. We specialize in assisting regular working people accomplish their estate needs for a price you can afford. Don’t let the government decide where your assets will be distributed! Consult with us today and we will be happy to help you plan your estate needs. We charge $1,500.00 plus costs for a simple revocable trust with two pieces of property or less, $300.00 for a single will and $500.00 for wills for a couple.

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Your future matters to our staff. Call the Law Offices of Michael L. Faber today to speak with our professional attorney.

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