While a Will does not avoid probate in San Diego, a Will is still an important part of an Estate Plan. Every parent should at least have a valid Will in place to name guardians for their minor children. Some people may desire to have only a Will, and may not need a Trust. A stand-alone Will names beneficiaries, a personal representative (also known as an executor), and guardians for any minor children. While it does not avoid the probate process, it still assists beneficiaries because the important decisions regarding the administration of an estate have already been made.
A pour-over Will is very similar to the stand-alone Will discussed above, but is used in conjunction with a Trust. This document will generally leave any assets or interests to the Trust, as well as name guardians for minor children. A pour-over Will is included in all Trust based Estate Plans completed by our office.
The Barger Law Group, APC. assists clients with Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills, Powers Of Attorney, Advance Directives, Business Services and Incorporation matters in San Diego, California, CA as well as La Jolla, Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County.