Estate Planning

Most people are surprised to learn that they already have an estate plan. That’s because the State of California already has an estate plan for anyone who fails to plan on their own. Unfortunately, the State of California’s laws of intestacy are probably the exact opposite of what you would want for your family if something happened to you. From temporary or permanent foster care for your children, to court room battles over who should raise your children, to estate taxes and blocked accounts for minors, no one would voluntarily choose the State of California’s plan for their loved ones. Let us help your family create a plan that protects your assets and loved ones exactly the way you want!

While estate planning documents alone are never enough to fully plan for and protect your loved ones, they are a key component of all of our unique Legal Life packages. These special documents include wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, health care documents, and more.

Unfortunately, most plans don’t work because much of what passes for estate planning is little more than word processing. You are asked a few questions and then the drafter decides which “plan” is right for you, and fits you into a template. This is not estate planning; it is little more than a “search and replace” of your family’s name and then a hit of the “print” button which spits out form documents.

Our office will educate you, take the time to get to know you, your family, your concerns, your goals and your issues and will gladly and patiently answer all your questions to produce an estate plan that is exactly right for you.

Kids Protection Planning

No parent ever wants to think about what would happen to their kids if something happened to them. Telling someone you’d want them to raise your children if something happened to you, and even naming permanent guardians in your will may not be enough to avoid temporary foster care!

At the Law Office of Tyler S. Hinz, we firmly believe that every family with minor children needs a “Kids Protection Plan” so your caregivers and loved ones would know exactly what to do, at every moment of a crises, so there is no chance your children would be placed in temporary foster care or have a judge decide who should raise them. Would your caregivers know who to call? Would your caregivers be able to legally keep your children until their permanent guardians were located?

Most estate planning law firms will have clients name permanent guardians for their kids and that’s as thorough as it gets. But at the Law Office of Tyler S. Hinz, we put your children at the center of your plan, the same way you’ve put them at the center of your life.

We know that no one could ever take your place, but we also know that you are the best person to decide who should be your children’s guardian if something happened to you. We offer a proven method to help parents decide on permanent guardians for their children, so there is no chance a judge would have to decide who should raise them.

Contact the Law Office of Tyler S. Hinz today to set up a Family Wealth Planning Session and make a plan that will ensure that your family avoids any and all legal nightmares should anything happen to you.