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Estate Planning Attorneys

Focusing on Families with Minor Children

Estate Planning Mom® & Estate Planning Dad®

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Estate Planning Attorneys Focusing On Families With Minor Children

Congratulations on taking the next step to getting a plan in place to protect your family. We know it’s hard to think about and just know we are here to make the process as painless and easy for you as possible.

You may be here because you think you need a Will, Trust, Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive, Living Will, Guardian Nomination or maybe all of them together.

But then maybe you don’t know what you need or even where to start, and that is no problem at all. Our estate planning attorneys have offices located in Ventura, Westlake Village, Santa Clarita and serve clients virtually throughout California where we will help you design a unique plan to fit your specific family’s needs. Please don’t stress about this, we are here for you.

Or perhaps, you have lost a loved one and need help trying to figure out what the next steps are after they passed away. Do you need a probate attorney or trust administration? What do you do with the will or what if they didn’t have a will? How can you access their bank accounts and what do you do with their home? It can be very confusing and these are all questions that our estate planning attorneys can assist you with.

Our goal in all of this is to give you peace-of-mind.

Services We Offer

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Design and signing of legal documents to put your wishes in writing legally. Generally includes Will, Trust, Power of Attorney, Advanced Healthcare Directive, HIPAA Authorization and other important planning documents.

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A will allows you to identify who gets your assets upon your passing and allows you to nominate guardians for you minor children. A valid will is filed with the probate court upon passing and become public record.

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A revocable living trust allows you to put in writing, how you would want your assets managed upon your incapacity or passing and how your assets would be distributed to your beneficiaries. A trust is generally not filed with the probate court keeping it private.

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Our Kids Safeguard System goes above and beyond the basic estate plan for families with minor children to make sure that the kids are always protected, and that the parent’s legacy and wishes are documented for their minor children.

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Probate is a legal court proceeding where, after someone passes away, their assets are distributed according to their will or if there is no will, according to California law. The is a public proceeding that is very costly and can take a very long time to complete.

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When someone passes away and they had a trust that was funded with their assets, trust administration is the process of collecting, managing, and distributing their assets in their trust according to the instructions in the trust.

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Are Your Kids Protected if the Unthinkable Happens?

Do you have long-term guardians named for your kids? What about short-term guardians? Is there someone you don’t want to raise your kids that could? Does your babysitter know what to do in case there is an emergency and you don’t make it home?

These are common questions that should be addressed to ensure your kids are protected.

Upcoming Events

{Live} Estate Planning Mom's Planning Virtual Workshop

Thursday, September 17th at 7:00 PM 

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Do you have a company, organization, or group that you would like one of our attorneys to present for? We can do in-person and virtual.

We are here to help you

Do you need assistance getting your Estate Plan completed or do you have a loved one or family member that has recently passed away and you need assistance? Call our office at (805) 518-9633, click below to schedule an appointment, or complete the form below and one of our team members will be in contact with you.

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Locations

4476 Market Street, Suite 602
Ventura, CA 93003

5655 Lindero Canyon Road, Suite 521-18
Westlake Village, CA 91362

28338 Constellation Road, Suite 900
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Serving clients throughout California Virtually with Zoom

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