Create an Estate Plan with Atlantis Law -
You've worked hard to provide for your family. You have a home, life insurance policies, retirement accounts, a college fund for your kids, and savings--you've done a lot to protect your loved ones. So, why don't you have an estate plan? A complete estate plan will ensure that the things you've worked hard to earn will not be taken away.
When you create a complete estate plan with the estate planning lawyers at Atlantis Law, you are giving your family security and peace of mind. You are ensuring that they will be cared for when you're no longer there to help look after them. Our Rancho Cucamonga estate planning lawyers will guide you through the estate planning process, explain what estate planning is, and make sure your exact wishes are carried out how you want. Our lawyers will always treat you with respect and compassion and will provide you with valuable insights into some difficult decisions you may have to make.
What exactly is an estate plan?
Think of your estate plan as your own personal road-map with specific instructions for loved ones. These instructions pertain to how your children will be taken care of, how your property is distributed, how you are taken care of when sick, and a host of other decisions that need to be made when you pass away. Your estate plan will explicitly state what you want to happen and how it should happen. One of the main purposes of creating an estate plan is to avoid probate, which is an expensive and lengthy court proceeding that takes away time and money from your loved ones.
Included in your estate plan are the following:
These four documents comprise your complete estate plan and will help you avoid probate and ensure that your wishes are carried out exactly how you want.
Creating your own complete estate plan is an EASY 3-STEP PROCESS:
Step 1: Free Consultation and Retain
We offer free estate planning consultations to all of our future clients.:
- An expert estate planning lawyer will personally sit down with you to discuss your goals and objectives. We will attentively listen to you and do our best to answer all of your questions. You will only meet with a qualified estate planning attorney--not a paralegal or law clerk.
- The attorney will also give you an exact price for your estate plan at the end of your consultation. Every plan is different, so the price will vary from case to case, but the general range is from $1,000 - $2,000 for your complete estate plan. We are very flexible with payment plans and will work with you to make payment arrangements if needed.
During the consultation, your may retain Atlantis Law to create your complete estate plan.
- You can retain with us for a small deposit while we work on generating your estate plan. We promise to always be available to answer your questions and provide guidance regarding the important decisions you'll be making--we are just a phone call or email away.
Step 2: Prepare and Draft Your Estate Plan
After retaining with us, your estate planning lawyer will prepare your estate plan.
- We will give you a short questionnaire and checklist to help guide you through creating your estate plan. This will help you to start thinking about who your beneficiaries will be and where you want your property distributed.
Once you return the questionnaire to your attorney, he will draft your estate plan according to your specific wishes.
- After completing the first draft, you will carefully review it. If there are edits or changes to be made, your attorney will make them until you are happy and satisfied with a final draft.
Step 3: Sign and Notarize Your Estate Plan
Once your estate plan is finalized, your attorney will arrange for a signing and notarization appointment. We can also come to you if needed!
- Once you sign your complete estate plan and our notary notarizes it, it becomes a legally binding document. Keep the original in a safe place and give copies to loved ones.
As you can see, creating your own complete estate plan is a straightforward and quick process. The usual turnaround time is around a month or so. These simple 3 steps are all it takes to give you and your family security and protection. If your estate has to go through probate, your hard earned money will not go all towards your loved ones, but rather to an attorney and the court. Take charge of your property and ensure that it all goes to your loved ones. Contact Atlantis Law today to schedule your free consultation with one of our estate planning lawyers.