Estate planner / family attorney / financial planner / other?
I am looking to consult with someone who is knowledgeable in estate planning, CA divorce/common property law, and overall financial strategies for navigating the inheritance of a house and other assets (preferably in the East Bay). I have no idea who this would be among the following: "estate planner," "family law attorney", "financial advisor,", other?...
I have an accountant and a portfolio manager for my 529 and 829 plans, but they are in another state, and I'd really like someone who knows the ins and outs of a spouse's inheritance as a "sole recipient". i.e., parents are trying to ensure that the asset cannot be split in the case of a divorce (because that would be financially ruinous for myself and my 2 kids). My parents' financial advisor has suggested placing the house in a trust instead of naming it to me outright, for the purpose of erecting an airtight seal that would prevent its provision as "common property" if a divorce came to pass. But I am not thrilled with this arrangement, for various reasons. Bottom line: I would like to learn more about best strategies, what to expect, etc...! Thanks for any counsel you can offer.