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Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo

Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Los Angeles, CA

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818-853-2597

We Have Answers! Estate Planning, Probate, Wills & Trusts. Superior Credentials. Excellent Results.

Writing an estate plan is an important event in a person's life and provides for the designated distribution of your assets, takes care of your affairs, how your assets will be distributed and your medical directives. Similarly, probating an estate can devolve if an estate plan or will is not established. While these matters can be difficult to deal with, it is an …

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Law Office of Michael R. Weinstein A.P.C.

Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Los Angeles, CA

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714-984-6920

Do you Need Advice on Probate, Trust Administration, or Estate Planning? Call Us Today to Achieve the Best Outcome for Your Situation

Attorney Michael R. Weinstein knows that estate planning, probate matters and trust administration can be stressful and trying for people who do not work with the courts regularly. The experience can be confusing and foreign. Working with an experienced attorney to help you through the process is important and reassuring. Attorney Michael Weinstein's goal is to provide …

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Robert L. Wishner, Attorney at Law

Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Los Angeles, CA

714-922-5610

Estate and Asset Retention Takes Planning

I know that dealing with probate, trusts and estate planning is difficult for most clients.  My goal is to make the process easy to understand so the client is well informed and confident in making the often difficult personal choices that are involved. I have been practicing in this area for the past 13 of my 35-year legal career.  I find this work especially …

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The Law Office of Theresa L. McConville

Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Los Angeles, CA

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805-330-6160

Experienced Estate Planning Services Tailored to Your Needs

Whether you are reeling from the death of a loved one or considering how to preserve your own wishes for your future, legal guidance is critical. An individualized estate plan can provide you with peace of mind in knowing that your family, property and end-of-life wishes are solidified in a legally effective form. Similarly, obtaining legal guidance to help you through the …

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The Law Offices of William S. Dunlevy

Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Los Angeles, CA

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805-330-1950

Providing Outstanding Legal Representation and Results to Clients throughout California in the areas of Estate Planning, Trusts and Wills, Probate and Trust Administration

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Thomas Gray, Attorney at Law

Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Los Angeles, CA

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Helping You Prepare Your Family for the Future

While thinking about a time when you will no longer be around is not necessarily pleasant, it is important, especially for those you will leave behind. The more plans you have in place in terms of the distribution of your estate, the easier it will be on your family in the long run. Having the required probate documents drawn up, such as a will, power of attorney and …

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Frisella Law, APC

Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Los Angeles, CA

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Nett & Nett, P.C.

Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Los Angeles, CA

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Law Office of Raymond L Stuehrmann

Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Los Angeles, CA

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Exprienced Estate Planning and Compassionate Probate Representation. Serving Ventura County, Southern Santa Barbara, and the San Fernando Valley

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Help with Estate Planning

Hiring a Los Angeles Estate Planning Attorney is the best way to know you've adequately prepared for you and your family's future. Additionally, depending on what you wish to achieve, an estate plan can help support family members, charities, and other worthy causes.

Estate Planning Attorneys

All individuals, regardless of their financial position, will benefit from talking with an Estate Planning Lawyer. However, speaking with a lawyer can be very useful when a person suddenly comes into a lot of money, such as from inheritance or a business sale.

A proper estate plan typically utilizes both a trust and a will. These two powerful tools allow you to make sure not only that your financial goals are addressed, but that you have peace of mind knowing those you love will be taken care of properly when you're no longer able or willing to do so.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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Court Locations in Los Angeles, CA

Stanley Mosk Courthouse - Civil, Family Law & Small Claims

111 North Hill St.,Los Angeles,CA90012
Phone: (213) 974-5408

Central Civil West Courthouse - Civil & Criminal

600 South Commonwealth Ave.,Los Angeles,CA90005
Phone: (213) 639-2700

Metropolitan Courthouse - Criminal & Traffic

1945 South Hill St.,Los Angeles,CA90007
Phone: (213) 742-1884