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A trust is an important legal tool that every California resident should have in place today. No one can predict the future, but to ensure that everyone you love and the wealth you worked hard to build will be protected if anything happens to you, you need to work with a skilled attorney to draft a customized trust (or combination of multiple trusts) as soon as possible. While this process can be complex on your own, you can rely on our Bakersfield trust attorneys to simplify it and give you peace of mind.

At Karpel Law Firm, we take the time to get to know you, your unique family dynamics, your financial circumstances, and your overarching goals to ensure that our legal strategy closely aligns with those factors. Our attorney team has over 70 years of collective experience, so you can trust that our guidance will effectively protect your best interests. Call today to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about what our firm can do to help you move confidently into your future!

Bakersfield Trust Attorneys

How Do Trusts Benefit Your Estate Plan?

Many people believe that having a will is a “good enough” form of estate planning, but unfortunately, a will does not provide the level of asset protection that a trust can. With only a will, your estate will still need to go through the complex California probate process, which can take anywhere from months up to a year! All the while, the costs and fees associated with probate are being drained from the funds you planned to leave to your loved ones in their inheritance.

Probate also leaves a large gap of time for problematic legal complications to arise, like will contests and lawsuits. If you pass with your assets in a trust, then your family’s inheritances can be seamlessly and almost instantly transferred to them as you intended. Additionally, with no need to involve the court, your personal and financial affairs can remain private. Our experienced Bakersfield trust attorneys can help ensure that your last wishes are followed according to the terms of your trust!

How Can Our Bakersfield Trust Attorneys Help You Make Empowered Decisions About Your Future?

There are a lot of options when it comes to which type of trust to create, which is why our Bakersfield trust attorneys take the time to get to the root of your goals. Why do you want your assets secured in a trust? To simply avoid probate? To maximize your tax benefits? To qualify for Medicaid? To plan the succession of your business? Not every individual’s reason for creating a trust is the same, so it’s an important piece of the puzzle to figure out.

Some examples of different kinds of trusts are:

  • Revocable living trust
  • Irrevocable trust
  • Generation-skipping trust
  • Charitable trust
  • Special needs trust
  • Bypass trust
  • Testamentary trust
  • And more!

Karpel Law Firm Can Ensure Your Home, Your Wealth, And Your Family Are Protected! Call To Discover The Next Step.

Having a trust ensures that you remain in control of your legacy! While they can have a significant impact on your family after you pass away, there are also advantages of having a trust that you can experience during your lifetime, such as preserving you or a loved one’s eligibility for needs-based programs and minimizing taxes. Our friendly Bakersfield trust attorneys can help you better understand your options, have confidence in your preparation, and stop worrying about the future! We are passionate about taking care of our clients in every way we are able. Call today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about what you can gain by working with us!

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