Lancaster, CA (PressExposure) January 08, 2009 -- Lancaster, California - Antelope Valley Estate Planning law firm Thompson Von Tungeln explains the process behind California estate planning.
According to Antelope Valley estate planning lawyer, Kevin Von Tungeln, the California estate planning clients he counsels have many questions to answer and factors to consider, even before any estate planning documents are drafted.
"Since the purpose of California estate planning is to protect your assets and care for your loved ones," said Von Tungeln, "you have to carefully consider a wide variety of life-affecting issues."
Von Tungeln said that those issues his clients must consider include: guardianship for minor children; who is designated to make health care decisions in case of incapacitation; the best way to care for dependents like elderly parents and disabled children, should the client precede them in death; the value of a client's assets and how to preserve them; who takes over a family business when the client dies; and what funeral arrangements does the client desire.
Von Tungeln has helped clients thoroughly work through these issues so that he can create a custom California estate plan that will achieve all the client's objectives and fulfill all the client's desires.