A will is a legal document that declares your wishes about how the probate court should distribute your valuables. A will is also the estate planning device that creates a guardian for any minor children should something tragic happen in your family.
Without a will, the laws of California will determine how your valuables will be distributed. This may or may not be as you intended, which is why we believe that everyone over the age of 18 should at minimum have a will.
A living will is a legal document used to make your wishes known regarding life prolonging medical treatments. It can also be referred to as an advance directive, health care directive or a physician’s directive. It is important to have a living will as it informs your health care providers and your family about your desires for medical treatment in the event you are not able to speak for yourself. A living will allows you the peace of mind knowing that you will receive the type of medical treatment you want (or don’t want).