This year has brought a lot of challenges, leaving many people more worried about their future. For Jenkins & Jenkins, Attorneys at Law, planning for the future can still be done despite the difficulties that many are facing. The firm offers personalized estate planning services to help families prepare for their future. The firm recently launched a guide on estate planning on their website https://JJlawCA.com.
As a family-owned and operated law firm, Jenkins & Jenkins aims to make things as simple as possible for people. In their guide, Michael Jenkins explains the basics of estate planning in a series of informational videos which you can watch from the comfort of your home.
“An estate is all of the property that a person owns at the time of his or her passing that’s in their personal name. It can be personal property like a car, a diamond ring, or a bank account, or real property like land, a condo, or a home,” Jenkins said.
“Estate planning is an umbrella term that covers all the parts and pieces that we put together to protect you and your assets while you’re alive; designate who will take care of you when you can’t take care of or speak for yourself; and ensure that your property passes on to your loved ones exactly how you want it to, and in a way that’s most beneficial to them,” he added.
Jenkins adds that a proper estate plan is particularly important if a person is a parent of a minor child, a homeowner in California, or has assets with a gross value over $166,250. It also ensures clients that their wishes are followed should something happen where they become incapacitated or in other words they couldn’t speak for themselves.
Avoiding the Probate process is a core function of an estate plan. Probate is an expensive and burdensome court process where a Judge decides who gets what from your estate, and in California, it should be avoided at all costs.
For more information on Jenkins & Jenkins, Attorneys at Law, call 858-766-2170 or email info@JJlawCA.com.
About Jenkins & Jenkins, Attorneys at Law
Jenkins & Jenkins is a family-owned and operated law firm in San Diego, California. The firm focuses exclusively on estate planning, trust administration, and probate services. They aim to make things as simple as possible for every client and always strive to deliver personalized and compassionate legal care. Professional, personable, and reasonable – Estate planning as it should be done!