Estate Planning Services Tailored To Your Needs

Even though the benefits of estate planning are highly publicized, many people are still hesitant to get started. It can be overwhelming; no one likes facing "what if" situations. However, working toward establishing a comprehensive estate plan can provide you with peace of mind knowing that your assets will be protected and your loved ones taken care of in the event of an unforeseen situation.

At Steven S. Alkema, Attorney at Law, our Vista, California, legal team is here to help you move forward with the planning process. We are highly skilled at utilizing a wide range of estate planning tools, such as those listed below, when structuring your assets and preserving your legacy:

  • Wills: We work closely with clients to ensure that their Will is detailed, thoroughly conveys their wishes and is legally binding, while minimizing the potential for disputes in the future.
  • Trusts: There are a variety of types of Trusts that can be useful in protecting assets, avoiding probate and achieving many other goals you may have for your estate, and for your family and beneficiaries.
  • Durable power of attorney for finance: Appointing someone as your durable power of attorney means giving them the power to make financial decisions for you in the event you are incapacitated. This is an important designation to make.
  • Health care directive: An advance health care directive is a document where you state how you wish to be cared for medically if you are unable to communicate or are incapacitated. Your health care agent, named in your advance health care directive, if you have one, would use this document to support his or her decisions regarding your care.

With nearly 20 years of experience handling cases in the estate and probate area of the law, Steven S. Alkema is a trusted lawyer and highly respected member of the legal community. Alongside the staff at our firm, Mr. Alkema puts clients first and keeps them always at the center of the case.

Begin The Estate Planning Process

For more information, please call our office at 760-659-3309, or contact us online to schedule your appointment. A free 30-minute initial consultation is offered so you can learn about us and we can learn about you.