Common Questions

Burbank Real Estate, Probate, Wills and Trusts Attorney

Do you need legal assistance with an estate planning, real estate or business matter? If so, you should speak with a Burbank real estate, probate, wills and trusts lawyer as soon as possible. Shelley Rios, Attorney at Law has helped clients in the Burbank, Toluca Lake and Glendale areas get the results they were looking for. If you have questions about your particular case, the below frequently asked questions and answers may help.

Q: What are the benefits of working with an attorney on a will or trust?

A: In any estate planning matter it is vital to have the help of an attorney in order to create a legally binding will, planning for trust administration and other matters that fully incorporate your wishes for your estate and the care of beneficiaries. By doing so, you can help your family avoid drawn out and emotionally stressful probate court proceedings.

Q: How can I protect myself and my estate should I become incapacitated?

A: There are several options for ensuring your wishes are adhered to in the event that you are unable to make certain decisions due to illness or an accident. Speak with an attorney about setting up an Advanced Health Care Directive (AHCD) or durable powers of attorney.

Q: How do a trust and a living trust differ?

A: In a living trust, the trust is put into effect while the creator is still alive and so becomes in essence the trustee and beneficiary. In a traditional trust initiated by the will of a decedent, beneficiaries do not receive benefits until the creator has passed away.

Contact a Burbank Real Estate, Probate, Wills and Trusts Lawyer today to get answers to questions regarding your specific case!