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Attorney Ronald Webb: Experienced, Proven Estate Planning
Ronald Webb has been practicing law specific to financial and estate planning in San Diego, CA since 1994. His philosophy is centered around personal attention. It’s all in the details! Giving the best and most beneficial legal advice requires careful consideration, attention to detail, and experience. Attorney Ronald Webb will provide you with affordable, high-quality legal services that will serve your best interest.
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What is a Living Trust?
A living trust is a legal document that provides for the management and administration of your assets if you become incapacitated and ensures your assets are distributed according to your wishes upon your death. All the while avoiding probate. Avoiding probate prevents the court from controlling your assets and allows your family to avoid lengthy delays and high legal fees associated with probate.
How is this done without the courts getting involved? By transferring title to your assets to the name of your trust. This prevents the courts from taking control of your assets upon death and prevents your family with dealing with the courts to resolve your last wishes. You still have full and complete control of your assets once they are transferred to your living trust.
Living Trusts can hold title to many types of assets such as your home, automobiles, other real estate, stocks, CDs, bank accounts, other investments, insurance, etc. Your living trust will also contain personal items, including: art, furniture, antiques, clothes, and jewelry.
Living Trust vs Will
Like a will, a living trust names someone to manage your final affairs and names beneficiaries to receive your assets after your death.
Unlike a will, a living trust avoids probate and can keep your assets out of the control of the court in case of your incapacity, thus avoiding a conservatorship, also called a “living probate.”
What is Probate?
Probate is the legal process that happens after someone dies if they do not have a trust. It is the legal process whereby the Court appoints the Executor and then oversees the process of the Executor collecting your assets, paying off all of your creditors, and then distributing the remainder to your beneficiaries. The probate process usually takes over one year and costs between 4% and 8% of the value of the estate.
Why do Estate Planning?
Estate planning is essential to controlling your assets during your lifetime and after death. You will be able to name your beneficiaries and keep your assets out of court.
Another reason to do estate planning is to control what happens in case of incapacity. It will enable you to keep control of your assets when you can no longer handle your own affairs, thus avoiding a conservatorship. Estate planning also enables you to state your desires regarding medical treatment and name the people who have authority to make medical decisions for you when you are no longer able to make your own medical decisions.
What areas do we serve?
Attorney Ronald Webb provides estate planning and living trusts to residents in San Diego County including: Alpine, Bay Park, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Bostonia, Boulevard, Buena, Campo, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Carlsbad, Casa de Oro, Castle Park, Chula Vista, Clairemont, Coronado, Crest, Del Mar, East San Diego, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Escondido Junction, Eucalyptus Hills, Fallbrook, Five Points, Granite Hills, Grantville, Green Valley, Harbison Canyon, Hidden Meadows, Hillcrest, Imperial Beach, La Jolla, La Mesa, La Presa, Lake San Marcos, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Leucadia, Linda Vista, Loma Portal, Miramar, Mira Mesa, Mission Beach, Mission Hills, Mount Helix, Mount Laguna, National City, Nestor, Normal Heights, North Park, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Otay, Pacific Beach, Palm City, Pine Valley, Potrero, Poway, Rainbow, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penesquitos, Rancho San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, San Marcos, San Ysidro, Santee, Serra Mesa, Solana Beach, Sorrento Valley, Spring Valley, Sunny Vista, University City, Valley Center, Vista, and Winter Gardens.
What zip codes to we service?
The Law Offices of Ronald Webb are proud to serve the following zip codes in San Diego California: 91901, 91902, 91905, 91906, 91910, 91911, 91913, 91914, 91915, 91916, 91917, 91932, 91934, 91935, 91941, 91942, 91945, 91950, 91962, 91963, 91977, 91978, 91980, 92003, 92004, 92007, 92008, 92009, 92010, 92011, 92014, 92019, 92020, 92021, 92024, 92025, 92026, 92027, 92028, 92029, 92036, 92037, 92040, 92054, 92055, 92056, 92057, 92058, 92059, 92061, 92064, 92065, 92066, 92069, 92070, 92071, 92075, 92078, 92081, 92082, 92083, 92084, 92086, 92091, 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92117, 92118, 92119, 92120, 92121, 92122, 92123, 92124, 92126, 92127, 92128, 92129, 92130, 92131, 92135, 92139, 92154, 92173, 92197, and 92199.