Top 10 Assets Your Estate Planning Attorney Should Include in Your Estate Plan

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top 10 assets your estate planning lawyer should include in your estate plan

Top 10 Assets Your Estate Planning Attorney Should Include in Your Estate Plan

  1. Real Estate: This typically includes any property you own, including your primary residence, vacation home, and investment properties. Your estate plan should specify who will inherit your property and how it will be administered after your passing.

  1. Bank Accounts: This includes all of your checking, savings, and money market accounts. You can specify who will inherit these accounts as well as how the funds will be distributed.

  1. Investment Accounts: These include brokerage accounts, retirement accounts, and other investment vehicles.

  1. Life insurance policies: They can provide financial support for your loved ones in the event of your passing.

  1. Business Interests: If you own a business, it is essential to include it in your estate plan. You can determine who will inherit the business and how it will be run after your passing.

  1. Personal Property: This includes valuable items such as artwork, jewelry, antiquities, and collectibles.

  1. Intellectual Property: You can include intellectual property in your estate plan if you own patents, trademarks, copyrights, or any other intellectual property. You can specify who will inherit these assets and how they will be managed following your passing.

  1. Digital Assets: encompass all online accounts and digital property, including email accounts, social media profiles, and online storage accounts. Your estate plan should specify who will have access to these accounts.

  1. Vehicles: This includes any automobiles, yachts, or other vehicles you own.

  1. Firearms: Transferring firearms is no easy task, so making sure your trust is the owner will allow our trustee to transfer them with few issues. 

The purpose of including these assets in your estate plan is to ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your loved ones are cared for in accordance with your wishes. You should specify in your will who will inherit these items and how they will be distributed.

Filippi Law Firm, P.C., provides legal services in estate planning, probate, trust administration, trust litigation, and personal bankruptcy in the greater Sacramento area, with a focus in Rocklin, Roseville, Lincoln, and Granite Bay. Call Filippi Law Firm, P.C. or fill out the form below to schedule a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys are here to guide you through the estate planning process, ensuring that your family’s future is secure and that your wishes are carried out. 

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