Elder Law Services of California is comprised of a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality of legal representation in the areas of Wills, Trusts, Probate and Litigation.
As highly qualified estate planning attorneys we have carefully structured Estate Plans for hundreds of local families throughout the Southern California area. These estate plans, which include Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney for Finances and Powers of Attorney for Health Care, incorporate the most recent Trust and Probate Laws in order to provide our clients with the most up-to-date estate plans available.
The Estate plans which are setup by Elder Law Services of California ensure that our clients are protected to the fullest extent possible under the law from unnecessary and expensive court proceedings and from having to unnecessarily pay federal and state taxes.
If a family members passes away without a Will or Trust then Probate Administration proceedings are needed. The attorneys and support staff at Elder Law Services of California are able to assist our clients in navigating the Probate process quickly and efficiently. Probate in Los Angeles County can be an intimidating process. Legal papers must be drafted and filed, petitions have to be published, there are bonds to be filed, notices to serve, and several rules that each petitioner must strictly follow throughout the probate process.
For the past fifteen years, our team of Los Angeles County probate lawyers have been appeared countless times in probate courts throughout the state of California. We are intimately familiar with various probate judges, courtroom staff, and all of the related laws and procedures. Our knowledge and experience helps us to ensure that our clients’ cases are completed quickly and efficiently.
In addition to providing technical expertise and efficiency, our friendly office staff and professional attorneys work hard to ensure that our clients receive the highest level of customer service at each step of the process so that when the matter is concluded our clients will be completely satisfied with their overall experience.
After a loved one passes away, when assets need to be managed and distributed, disputes often arise between Beneficiaries and Trustees of a Trust or Heirs and Executors of a Will. We realize that misunderstandings and arguments can evolve into legal conflicts which may result in complex Trust and Probate litigation and trial. Since we are trust and probate litigators, our specialty involves handling complex trials in the trust and probate context.
In these types of cases, whenever possible, we make every effort to utilize alternative dispute resolution techniques in an attempt to mediate and settle disputes before they become lawsuits. For this reason, we maintain relationships with the most professional trust and probate mediators in the State. Most often we are able to obtain very favorable settlements for our clients before it becomes necessary to go to trial.
However, when the parties are unable to settle a matter, we have the unique legal expertise to litigate all matters of Trust and Probate disputes. We realize that family disputes in Los Angeles County trust and probate litigation can become very intense. Therefore, our attorneys are prepared to relentlessly represent the interests of our clients through each stage of litigation; from pleading, discovery and motion practice, to trial preparation and conducting trials, and if needed, to mounting an effective appeal. We diligently represent our clients’ interests with confidence, competence and tenacity at each step of the process,.
Trust and Probate Law Specialist
Our senior attorney, Judd Matsunaga, is an experienced probate attorney with over 15 years experience.
We would be pleased to meet with you and answer your estate questions. If you have an estate of a deceased loved one that needs legal handling, we are ready to assist.
Elder Law Services of California would also be pleased to help with your own estate planning. We are available to evaluate your specific situation to discover what types of asset preservation strategies you would benefit from most. We can discuss strategies which are intended to protect your assets from unforeseen creditors, to how to minimize your estate taxes so that your heirs receive as much of your estate as possible. Proper estate planning may also reduce your current income tax liability. We can also advise parents with minor children as to how they would want to provide for their children should they lose their lives. This includes choice of guardians and management of finances.
If you have a probate problem or simply need answers to your questions, contact an experienced probate attorney at Elder Law Services of California today by calling 1-800 403-6078.