Last Will & Testament

Last Will & Testament Services

A will is typically just one part of a properly designed estate plan. If you do not have a will, your estate will pass “intestate” according to the laws of California.

However, even if you have a will or choose to have one drafted on your behalf, there are a few things you should know.

The Limits Of A Will

If you have minor children, a will is used to determine guardianship if both parents have passed. This keeps your family from waging war with each other over the care of your children and allows them to expend their energy on the children’s behalf instead.

A will speaks only upon your death, so any matter that occurs while you are still alive will not be affected by the execution of a valid will.

Staying Out of Probate Court

It will not keep your estate out of the probate court. Simply, it is a set of instructions to the probate court on how you would like your estate to pass, rather than passing according to the State’s intestacy laws. You should know that the probate process can take an extended amount of time and have excessive costs.

Get A Comprehensive Estate Plan

A will alone can handle some aspects of your estate, but not all. In a comprehensive plan, the will is used in conjunction with a revocable living trust to protect your estate. This type of will is often called a pour-over will. Visit our pour-over will page to learn more on how that document can benefit your estate plan.

  • Last Will & Testament

    We will prepare a legal document to provide clear instructions on what should happen to all your assets according to your wishes after death. It can prevent family feuds over property and other finances.

  • Power of Attorney

    We’ll guide you in choosing a power of attorney (POA) and explain what legal decisions can be made by the person assigned. It’s the best way to protect your finances, property, or medical care.

  • Trusts

    This includes Revocable Living Trust, Irrevocable Trust, Testamentary Trust, and Special Needs Trust.

  • Pour Over Will

    Our professional team will ensure that a pour-over will is in place to capture any assets that are not included in your living trust or that weren’t transferred initially. It’s always better to play it safe and make sure everything is handled accordingly.

  • Healthcare Documents

    If something should happen to you and you can no longer make decisions, you’ll want to make sure that somebody has your best interest at heart and follows your instructions for any healthcare needs. Our team will create the legal healthcare documents needed to give you peace of mind.

Satisfied Client Stories

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Anyone in need of a great law firm that does Living Trust/ Wills I highly recommend Filippi Law Firm in Rocklin.
My husband and I needed to have a new Trust done and we were very pleased with

Suzan Henshillwood
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I highly recommend Filippi law firm. Can’t say enough how much I appreciate all they did for me and my living trust. Jim is very helpful and relieved any doubts I had about trust. Very nice law firm and friendly. Thank you Jim for everything and Courtney as well.

Suzan Perfetto
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Very Professional service provided. Handled my trust with professional care and left us feeling very confident. Would recommend Filippi Law Firm to all my friends

Bret Rapozo
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Jim is a personable individual and all the people in the firm are friendly and professional. Creating my trust was painless and has taken a load off my mind.

Jil Voorhies
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We had an outstanding experience with all the Filippi associates we worked with. They were exceptionally professional and friendly. I would highly recommend their services.

John Wendt
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The Filippi Law Firm is very family oriented, professional in every way and quickly responded to any questions my family had. Their end product left nothing to be desired as it was an extremely well thought of and produced legal document. I highly recommend the firm to perform in any capacity of estate planning or administrative law.

Geraldine Dolan
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