Estate Planning Lawyer in North County San Diego

San Marcos Estate Planning Attorney

Also Helping Clients as Estate Planner in Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad

Perhaps you own multiple Southern California properties and boast a large network of friends, family and associates with whom you would ultimately like to share your assets. Or perhaps you are a San Diego resident with a complex financial situation and multiple debts and holdings. Whether you need help with a living trust, durable power of attorney, advanced healthcare directive or a pour-over will, attorney Darius Khayat and his experienced team can help you meet your challenges, eliminate the deep stresses that have been keeping you up at night and ensure the welfare and security of the next generation.

Common Hurdles to Estate Planning

1. Fear of the Actual Planning.

Complex financial planning may not be your idea of fun. Quite to the contrary, the perceived complexity of what you need to do — combined with the stakes involved for you and your loved ones — can be intimidating, even if you are an experienced investor and you grasp the laws, rules and regulations at play.

Fear of the complexity and of “making bad decisions” is only part of it. To contemplate estate planning, you must spend effort thinking about your last days. Speculating on that topic can make people uncomfortable, anxious, depressed and even angry.

Once you recognize that this “fear hurdle” exists, and you can look at your situation objectively, you might quickly realize that dealing with estate planning now is a great way to regain control.

2. Uncertainty.

How should you divvy up your estate? What are the proper vehicles and legal mechanisms to protect your wishes? What if you want to change your mind down the line about how your estate is handled? How can you judge which resources are right for your needs? How much will estate planning cost, and how should you finance the cost?

These uncertainties create yet another roadblock to your getting the help you need.

It may seem wise to defer resolving these uncertainties until a time when you will be “more ready.” But as sociology professor Barry Schwartz points out in his book, The Paradox of Choice, uncertainties themselves can cause stress (so called “analysis paralysis”), so you might find it surprisingly relieving to get help sooner than later.

3. Complacency.

Maybe you are not convinced of the utility of estate planning. Or maybe you don’t realize the consequences of failing to plan properly, which can include:

  • The government taking a large percentage of your accumulated life assets;
  • Squabbling among your friends and family over your assets; and
  • All manner of other legal chaos.

Truth be told, almost everyone in San Marcos (and elsewhere in San Diego – such as Vista, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Escondido, etcetera) could benefit from an estate planning overhaul. Darius and his team will help you gain control over the process, manage concerns in a principled, effective way, and help you achieve renewed peace of mind and energy.

The Law Office of Darius Khayat serves San Marcos as well as surrounding San Diego North County communities, including Carlsbad, Vista, Escondido, and Oceanside. Call us now: 760-591-0245.

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