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What To Consider When Planning Your Estate

Estate planning is an often neglected part of financial planning. Most people are more concerned with organizing and planning their current finances than preparing for their future, and inevitable mortality. In fact, according to a study conducted by Caring.com, only 4 in 10 American adults have a will or living trust. Hiring an estate planning lawyer in Santa Ana to help get your assets in order is essential at any age, but particularly as you grow older. Here are just a few things you should do when creating your estate plan.

Evaluate Assets

Do an inventory check of all physical and nonphysical assets you have and determine their value. Everything from jewelry and vehicles to 401k plans and life insurance policies must be accounted for. For physical items only account for those with a value over $100. For nonphysical items make sure you have all supporting documents necessary to verify ownership, amount, date, or any other legal information.

Assemble a List of Credits and Debts

Create separate lists for any open lines of credit you may have or other debts you may owe. This includes things like auto loans, mortgages, credit cards, and other debts owed. You should also run a yearly free credit report to identify any credit cards you may have forgotten about.

Review all Contracts and Accounts

Take a look at your life insurance and annuities contracts to make sure all your beneficiaries are listed correctly and update any that aren’t. Contact the life insurance companies themselves to make sure everything is up to date. Review your IRA, 401k and retirement accounts to also make sure any beneficiaries listed are correct and updated.

Find an Estate Planning Lawyer in Santa Ana

After you have gathered and organized all your assets, financial statements, and legal documents it’s time to find an experienced estate planning lawyer in Santa Ana. A lawyer will make sure that your estate plan is clear and that your loved ones are well taken care of after you pass. The Law Office of Norman Homen is dedicated to making sure your wishes are carried out. Call us today to get started planning your estate.

 

 

 

 

Social Security Disability and Obesity

Early this year the Social Security Administration published the final rules in the “Federal Register” which revised the rules of how medical evidence is evaluated in obesity-related disability claims. These evaluations come 18 years after the SSA removed obesity from its Listing of Impairments in 1999. Today the SSA will consider obesity under the impairmentContinue Reading

What To Expect When Filing Your Medical Evidence For SSDI

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from working you may be entitled to Social Security disability insurance. Individuals who have a disability and meet certain medical criteria may qualify for Social Security disability insurance. Applying and getting approved for disability is a complicated process that requires a great deal of evidence, attentionContinue Reading

Social Security Benefits For Family Members

82 years ago this month, the Social Security Act was signed by President Roosevelt to help people meet their basic needs during vulnerable times in their lives when they cannot provide for themselves. But social security disability benefits aren’t only for those who are injured or disabled, family members are eligible as well. The familyContinue Reading

Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Disorders

May is Mental Health Awareness month and as such it’s important to recognize that the Social Security Administration provides disability benefits to people who suffer from select mental disorders. Conditions that qualify for Social Security disability insurance are often (and mistakenly) thought of in strict physical terms. However, severe mental disorders often prevent people fromContinue Reading

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Anaheim

In every state, employers are required to provide their employees a reasonably safe and healthy work environment. Sometimes employers do not fulfill this duty, and employees are injured on the job. And on occasion, employees can still be injured even when every effort has been made to make the workplace safe. These injuries may includeContinue Reading

Estate Planning Attorney in Orange

No one wants to think about his or her own passing, let alone what will happen to the people they love when they are gone. However, for this very reason it’s important to have a plan in place for when you’re gone so those that you love are well taken care of. This is calledContinue Reading

Immigration Attorney

Immigration law is extremely complex and difficult to navigate without experience and training in the field. However, it is absolutely necessary to at least have some legal counsel from an attorney if you are pursuing an immigration case. Immigration cases are life changing, in both good and bad ways. So you always want to giveContinue Reading

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