The Benefits of Estate Planning

Estate planning can be a difficult subject to consider, especially at a young age. Yet that is exactly the time when estate planning is most important. When people—your spouse, minor children, elderly parents, or disabled relatives—rely on you for care and support, a comprehensive estate plan provides them with some security and certainty.

The San Jose and Danville estate planning law firm of Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP maintains a staff that includes recognized authorities in the field of estate planning. Our attorneys include several estate planning specialists certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, as well as Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. We are recognized and respected as leaders in our field by our peers and clients throughout Fremont, Walnut Creek, Danville, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Francisco, and other counties.

When Should You Start Considering an Estate Plan?

You should start constructing an estate plan sooner than you may expect. While many people think you do not need to worry about an estate plan until late in life, you actually should construct an estate plan as soon as you start to accumulate significant assets. This is especially true if you have a spouse or children or if you care for elderly parents. Our estate planning law firm in San Jose can construct a comprehensive plan that shields against the unexpected and provides protection for those most important to you.

Why Do You Need an Estate Planning Lawyer?

Many companies offer form wills and contend that you can prepare an estate plan yourself, without the help of an attorney. But a good estate plan is more than just a will. In order to provide the maximum benefit to loved ones and to achieve favorable tax consequences, San Jose and Danville estate planning law firms construct estate plans that include specially drafted wills, trusts, life insurance policies, advance health care directives, and more. An effective estate plan involves many individual components working together to achieve the best results.

Additionally, a good estate planning law firm in San Jose or Danville provides continued advice even after your original estate plan is in place. Estate plans must be updated periodically and after major life events such as marriage or divorce, the birth of a child, or major property transactions. An estate planning lawyer who is already familiar with your plan can advise you when such changes become necessary and make the required changes effectively and efficiently.

San Jose firm specializing in comprehensive estate plans to protect your estate

The experienced San Jose and Danville estate planning lawyers of Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP specialize in creating comprehensive estate plans for our clients throughout Northern California. Our attorneys are available to consult with clients at our offices — located at 2502 Stevens Creek Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128 and 140 Town and Country Dr., Suite A, Danville, CA 94526 — or at any other convenient location. Call our San Jose office at 408-290-7210 or our Danville office at 925-233-4399 or contact Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP online today.