MacFarlane Legal

Your Lawyer for Life, Protecting Families Since 2009

We Are Sacramento Area Probate, Elder Law, and Estate Planning Attorneys. We Serve Clients Throughout California.

At MacFarlane Legal we know that finding the right attorney to represent you and your loved ones is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget. Located in Fair Oaks, California, and serving the greater Sacramento metro area, MacFarlane Legal has represented nearly 1000 clients to protect seniors, establish healthcare and financial management plans, and establish structures to preserve legacies after a loved one passes away. We bring extensive experience and professionalism to every case and customize our support to your individual needs and concerns.

Our firm focuses on nearly all Estate Planning issues, from the basic Advance Health Care Directive for the kids headed off to college, to assisting in the creation of a plan to transfer estates to the next generation. Whether you’re a senior or just getting started, we will not only help protect you and what you have, but we’ll also develop plans to protect …Read More

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MacFarlane Legal - Estate Planning Attorneys

MacFarlane Legal is an expert team of estate planning attorneys in Fair Oaks, CA who are dedicating their legal practice to protecting their clients against a multitude of uncertain legal situations in the event of the death of heirs. At MacFarlane Legal, our aim is to provide our clients with viable options that suit their needs and make every step of the process as smooth as possible. Our estate planning attorneys can help you achieve your unique goals in estate planning, which includes estate planning, elder law, probate, and trust administration. MacFarlane Legal doesn't take a one-size-fits-all approach but instead crafts an estate plan uniquely suited for each client. We are strongly committed to helping you plan for and achieve a smooth transfer of wealth to your heirs and beneficiaries.  Therefore, we customize our services to fit your specific needs and goals.

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An Insight Into Estate Planning

Estate planning provides a comprehensive strategy for any person to manage their assets. Irrespective of your wealth status, estate planning is an integral part of your overall financial plan. Estate planning and asset management after your death can be an overwhelming task, governed by complex state and federal laws. In such a situation, we can help you with estate planning, elder law, probate, and trust administration. Proactive planning gives you greater control over your privacy and an opportunity to leave more of your legacy to your loved ones.

Knowing the fundamentals of how estate laws work in California we can help you to create your will, plan your estate, and assist with probate and trust administration with confidence. It should be remembered that estate planning is not “death planning”. Rather, estate planning is life planning that requires the preparation of several sophisticated legal documents. However, those documents alone are not estate planning. Estate planning encompasses a complete strategy for the management of your assets. This strategy must be properly documented and maintained by an estate planning attorney who has taken the time to get to know you and your specific needs.

Millions of people have the misconception that estate planning is for the rich. On the contrary, estate planning is for every wife, husband, father, mother, grandparent, business owner, or professional who has someone they care about. Estate planning is also for those seeking to make a difference in the lives of their loved ones after they are gone. In such situation, you need to consult with and hire an estate planning attorney who can guide you throughout this complex legal process.

MacFarlane Legal - Estate Planning Attorney Services We Offer

MacFarlane Legal, an estate planning attorney Fair Oaks, CA, serving the greater Sacramento, CA metro area, is experienced in providing services in several different areas, which include:

Let’s have a look into each of these areas in detail.

  1. Probate

Probate is the legal way in which the settlement of an estate is observed under the supervision of the court. The California court appoints a person, who is usually a surviving spouse or an adult child, if there is no will. The appointed person, known as executor, has the legal authority to gather or value the assets owned by the estate to pay taxes and bills and also to distribute the assets to the heirs of the client.

  1. Trust Administration

Trust administration is a compulsory process, which occurs after the death of either one or both settlors. There is a multitude of things that need to be done to ensure proper administration. Working with an estate planning attorney for trust administration is an easy process that provides peace of mind throughout the administration planning.

  1. Estate Planning

Estate planning is a complex process, especially after the death of the client. It prevents problems regarding the distribution of assets to heirs, affairs management, and other associated issues. Therefore, to avoid all the potential issues concerning estate planning, it is advisable to consult a skilled estate planning attorney who can help you throughout the process.

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Why Choose MacFarlane Legal

MacFarlane Legal helps their clients in establishing a plan which protects their assets while they are alive. Also, that document will protect their children’s inheritance once the client passes away. Estate planning is a painstaking process and so are the state and federal laws which govern it. Small oversights may cause significant problems for your loved ones. That is why it is advisable to hire a skilled estate planning to ensure that your plans meet all legal requirements.

Hiring an estate planning attorney can help you in formulating a legal document regarding estate planning, trust administration, probate, and elder law. It helps you in managing your estate planning affairs and looking out for the well-being of your loved ones, even if death should part you from them.

MacFarlane Legal

9701 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Suite 100
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Phone: (916) 674-2066

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9AM - 5PM | Friday: 9AM - 2PM

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