Our Pasadena trust and probate law firm represents clients in all aspects of their estate planning. Our estate planning lawyers prepare sophisticated estate plans that help our clients to achieve their personal, and business goals. In addition, our estate planning attorneys implement a variety of strategies to minimize costs for our clients. This often encompasses the creation of various types of trusts–including irrevocable life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts and credit shelter or generation-skipping trusts. Our trust and probate law firm handles a variety of estate planning matters, and advises our clients how to gain the maximum benefit of all laws while at the same time carrying out the person’s wishes. Our estate planning services include the following:
- Wills and Trusts
- Asset Protection
- Gift Giving
- Business Succession and Insurance Planning
- Medical Powers of Attorney
- Financial Powers of Attorney
- Planning for Incapacity
- Planning for Special Needs
Probate & Trust Administration
Probate is the legal process by which the decedent’s property is distributed to legatees or heirs. Our trust lawyers assist executors, fiduciaries, and beneficiaries in California probate courts. Our trust lawyers file pleadings with probate court to admit a will into probate and prepare and file all documents required under California law.
With trust administration, many of the same issues require attention. Our trust attorneys counsel fiduciaries and surviving family members to help them make sound legal and financial decisions during stressful times. We recommend actions to help fiduciaries operate the trust in compliance with the law while avoiding personal liability.
Our trust attorneys understand the tremendous emotional burden families endure when faced with the death of a family member and our trust attorneys and staff will help you navigate the often complex financial and legal processes confronting you. Our trust lawyers can help you each step of the way with marshaling and protecting assets, preparing an inventory of all estate assets, paying bills of and claims against the estate, and making distributions to beneficiaries. We handle cases throughout Los Angeles and Orange county.
Contact us at the Law Offices of Mark Murad | Pasadena.