Trust and Wills Attorney in Alameda, CA

Create Your Will Today!

When it comes to estate planning, a last will and testament is the first thing that comes to mind. This legal documents lets you provide details on how you want your assets and property to be distributed when you die.

You can draft a will on your own, but it’s best to seek legal help from an experienced trust and will attorney to ensure that your will is legally valid. The Law Offices of Andrew Dósa can help make a will that reflects your wishes and protects your legacy.

Legal questions or concerns?

Our experienced attorney at the Law Offices of Andrew Dósa can answer questions and address your concerns regarding criminal defense, civil litigation, and estate planning.

Types of Wills

If you’re considering adding a will to your estate plan, there are four types of wills you can choose from:

  • Simple Will. In a simple will, you can decide who your beneficiaries will be, determine which assets they’ll inherit, and name a guardian for your minor children.

  • Living Will. A living will is allows you to appoint someone who will make decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated. Unlike a simple will, this type of will focuses on healthcare decisions rather than affairs concerning your estate.

  • Testamentary Trust Will. You can use a testamentary trust will to place certain assets and property into a trust and name a trustee to manage the trust estate. This is useful in cases where the beneficiaries are minors or someone you think shouldn’t handle the assets on their own yet.

  • Joint Will. A joint will is signed by two parties as a separate will for each testator, and is typically used to allow the surviving spouse to inherit the decedent’s estate. The terms and provisions of a joint will can’t be modified, so make sure to consult with an experienced estate planning attorney who can discuss the benefits and consequences of a will with you.