Components of a Comprehensive California Estate Plan
Crafted to cater uniquely to your needs, a Comprehensive California Estate Plan encompasses a suite of documents. This suite typically features:
- A Living Trust
- A Pour-Over Will
- Durable Powers of Attorney for both Property and Healthcare
- A HIPAA Authorization
- An Advance Healthcare Directive, also known as a Living Will
- Property Deeds
- Beneficiary Designations for vehicles like life insurance, annuities, IRAs, and 401(k)s
- Guardian Nominations, crucial for minor children and incapacitated dependents.
It is imperative that these documents are duly signed and meticulously archived for ease of access upon one’s passing or incapacitation. While some might adhere to standard California estate planning templates, a majority will be tailored to align with your specific circumstances. Following the signing, it’s crucial to ensure the Living Trust is appropriately funded and that your financial institutions are updated with the latest forms.