Estate Planning Services
Services We Offer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where we go
We meet with clients located in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, Los Angeles County and Orange County in our offices in Ventura, Westlake Village, Santa Clarita, Pasadena and Irvine. We also meet virtually with clients all over the state of California through Zoom, or over the phone.
4476 Market Street, Suite 602
Ventura, CA 93003
2829 Townsgate Road, Suite 100
Westlake Village, CA 91361
28338 Constellation Road, Suite 900
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
1055 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 500
Pasadena, CA 91106
15615 Alton Parkway, Suite 450
Irvine, CA 92618
26565 West Agoura Rd., Suite 200
Calabasas, CA 91302
Serving clients throughout California Virtually with Zoom
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