Preserving Your Family’s Wealth For Future Generations
Whether you’re planning for your future financial health or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, the Vista, California, law office of Paul V. L. Campo can help you with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
- Creating comprehensive estate plans, including drafting wills and living trusts
- Guiding you through the estate administration and probate processes
- Providing trust administration services, including the distribution of assets from a living trust and trustee representation
- Representing you in will disputes and trust disputes and litigation
- Establishing conservatorships to assume control of an incapacitated loved one’s affairs
- Creating powers of attorney and advance health care directives
Securing Your Legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security will bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and listen to your concerns to determine the best means of transferring your assets, establishing guardianships for your children, caring for your family pets, supporting your personal philanthropic causes, and protecting your loved ones, among many others.
Drafting Your Living Will
Your living will (or in California, your advance health care directive) sets the parameters for medical intervention should you ever become incapacitated. It assures you that when you are most vulnerable, your personal medical wishes will be honored. The advance health care directive allows the principal to designate one or more agents to make health care decisions when he or she is unable to do so.
Drafting Your Last Will And Testament
Your will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than your spouse and children, such as a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed and who cares for your children — in the process, making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
Changing Your Will Or Trust
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will or trust at various times in your life. At the law office of Paul V. L. Campo, we draft valid codicils and trust amendments that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointment Of Guardians
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common accident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint one for your children. This person may make decisions adverse to your parenting goals.
Durable Power Of Attorney
A power of attorney allows one person to make financial decisions for another. Because of advances in modern medicine, it is far more likely that someone will be incapacitated for a long period rather than die right away. For example, if someone were in a serious auto accident and is unable to leave a skilled nursing facility for weeks, the other person can still manage his or her property.
In California, many people find that they need to provide for a comprehensive approach to achieve their estate planning goals. Paul V. L. Campo can help you decide whether a living trust should become a valuable part of your estate plan.
Personal And Trustworthy Legal Counsel
Whether you need assistance preparing an estate plan, administering a trust, or litigating a trust or probate matter, we offer efficient and effective legal representation. We pride ourselves on our long history of protecting our clients’ best interests in all aspects of estate planning, trust and probate law.
Our Family Package Of Services
Our typical estate planning package for couples with children generally includes the following:
- Revocable trust
- Pour-over will
- Durable powers of attorney over assets
- Durable advance health care directives
- Nominations of conservator
- Assignment of furniture, furnishings and personal effects
- HIPAA authorizations and waivers
- Certificate of trustees
- Nominations of guardians
- One grant deed
Efficient, Cost-Effective Fees Structure
The fees vary for the legal work involved and are based upon a good faith estimate of the amount of time necessary to meet with you, analyze your unique needs, prepare your draft documents, make your requested changes, and supervise the execution of your originals.
Similar packages are available for couples with no children and singles with or without children. Again, the fees vary for the legal work involved, and are based upon our good faith estimate.
Contact Information · Free 30-Minute Consultation With A Lawyer
Call our offices in Vista, California, at 760-691-1081 or send the convenient email form with a brief explanation of the estate planning services you need to discuss.
What Our Clients Say | Legal Associations
“Thank you for your services in managing the probate of my mother’s estate. Your professionalism and fairness are much appreciated.”
– Probate Client
“As a client of Paul’s in my capacity as a Professional Fiduciary, he has guided me through the intricacies of trust administration on many occasions.”
Patty, California Licensed Professional Fiduciary (CLPF)
– Trust Administration Client
“Mr. Campo did a great job on my estate planning. He was very thorough and made me aware of several things I hadn’t considered. I highly recommend him.”
– Estate Planning/Trust Administration Client
“The service I received goes beyond professionalism. It’s all about caring for my wishes and goals and coming up with the ideal estate plan for me.”
Carol, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.)
– Estate Planning Client
“I am very grateful to Attorney Paul Campo and his excellent staff for guiding me through the complex probate process.”
– Probate Client