Experienced CA trusts and estates attorneys help you plan for the future
Dedicated Los Angeles lawyers work to protect your legacy
The attorneys at Gifford, Dearing & Abernathy, LLP possess in-depth knowledge about all aspects of trusts and estate issues, including:
- Estate planning
- Estate taxes
- Executorship duties
- Living wills
- Living trusts
- Probate and will disputes
- Wills drafting and execution
Our experienced attorneys can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. We can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts if they would be beneficial to your estate.
Our attorneys apply their extensive knowledge about CA probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. We assist executors in all steps of the process, including:
- Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
- Filing the will with the CA probate court
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Paying taxes and other debts
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring professional expert when necessary
When disputes occur between beneficiaries, we successfully represent your interests. Our CA attorneys have the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. Skillful mediators and litigators, our attorneys can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.
Contact our meticulous estate planning lawyers
Gifford, Dearing & Abernathy, LLP serves clients in Los Angeles and throughout California. Call us at 213-425-3461 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Los Angeles office.