The Law Office of Attorney Alan L. Darnell has more than 10 years’ experience providing skilled legal counsel to clients who wish to dispose of their property and monetary assets via the creation of a Last Will and Testament. This is a document that sets forth your preferences for the distribution of your assets upon death. Wills may also provide instructions for funeral arrangements and name a guardian to care for your children should you predecease them.
Tustin Wills Lawyer Alan Darnell is pleased to offer a free initial consultation to all new clients. During your consultation, Mr. Darnell will review the advantages and disadvantages of bequeathing your property to others through the execution of a will. He will also explain other Estate Planning options to enable you to make an intelligent, informed decision.
Whether you want to utilize a will as your sole means of assigning your assets to your heirs and beneficiaries, or wish to create a pour-
Wills generally fall into one of two categories: pour-
Under California Law, in order for a will to be deemed valid by the Probate Court the testator (individual for whom the will is drafted or who drafts a will in their own handwriting) must possess intent to create a will, the testamentary capacity to do so, execute the will of their own volition free from fraud, duress or undue influence, and be properly witnessed and signed.
Whether the testator possessed testamentary capacity at the time the will was duly executed is dependent upon whether they were of sound mind, understood the nature of the document that they were signing, and were at least 18 years of age at the time of signing.
Should the Probate Court deem the will to be invalid, in the absence of an older valid will, property will pass according to the California’s Intestacy Laws. The Laws of Intestacy rarely reflect the wishes of the decedent. Therefore, it is imperative to retain a knowledgeable and experienced Estate Planning Lawyer to ensure that your objectives are carried out.
Attorney Alan Darnell possesses extensive experience drafting wills, and works closely with his clients to obtain a complete inventory of items to be bequeathed to others and draft an enforceable will that will be upheld by the Court.
To obtain additional information about retaining a skilled lawyer to draft a will on your behalf, please email Tustin Estate Planning Lawyer Alan Darnell and we will contact you in a timely manner.
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Located in Tustin, the Law Office of Alan Darnell represents individuals and families living throughout the region. Contact Mr. Darnell to learn how you can protect your accumulated wealth and assets and minimize the tax liability which may be imposed upon your estate.
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