PASADENA LIVING TRUST LAWYERS
If you are looking for experienced, dedicated, and quality legal guidance for a legal matter in the Pasadena, California area, Werner Law Firm is here to help. We are happy to offer a free consultation for you to discuss your case with our Pasadena living trust lawyers who have the experience and skills to effectively assist you. If the legal matter pertains to any of the following issues, you can look to us for the help you need:
- Living trusts
- Personal injury
At Werner Law Firm, we focus on serving our clients and helping to guide them through their legal matters. As a law firm, our goal is to be able to provide assistance when clients, friends, and family members need legal help. You can turn to us for trustworthy legal guidance to give you the attention and advocacy to solve the legal issue that you are facing. Contact us today for the quality representation you need in Pasadena!
225 S. Lake Ave. 3rd Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101
HELPING YOU BUILD YOUR OWN ESTATE PLAN
Estate planning can be quite complicated – especially with a larger estate. If you are interested in preparing an estate plan that properly suits your needs and expectations, then it is important to enlist the help of an attorney. A properly designed and intelligently assembled estate plan requires thought, know-how, and financial information. There are many estate planning tools that allow you to maximize what you get to leave behind for your loved ones, but the key is not in understanding or applying them all, but in knowing which ones to use, and which ones to ignore.
At Werner Law Firm, we focus in estate planning, probate, and specific areas of the law. Our Pasadena living trust lawyers can give you the rundown on what options you have for estate planning here in California. They can guide you through both your estate and the estate planning process to give you an in-depth understanding on how you can safely transfer your assets onto your children when you pass away. A good understanding of the estate planning process can help clients know when updates to their estate plans are necessary and help them communicate more effectively with their family in matters of their estate and the inheritance they will leave behind.
We try and help our clients be as involved as they want to be and advise them to take the most efficient route possible. Our Pasadena living trust lawyers can help you set up a trust for larger estates – but we understand that trusts can be complicated and costly for smaller estates, and we can help our clients find a better way.
THE PROBATE PROCESS
When we pass away, we all leave behind our possessions and assets in our name. While there are laws and rules in place to determine who gets what by default, we all share the right to record our own will in the matter, and control how our assets and property are treated after we are gone.
Unfortunately, the process is not quite as simple as writing out your will or wishes on a piece of paper and letting our family sort out the rest. When a person passes away, if the matter is submitted to probate, a local probate court is tasked with legitimizing their will and overseeing the inheritance process, going over every part of the estate and instating an administrator to manage and execute the will of the decedent.
This process in California generally takes about a year. However, this process is not always necessary. In California, if you have an estate of less than $150,000, our probate attorneys can help you greatly expedite the process and cut out a lot of the waiting. If you are not sure whether your family needs to go through probate ater the death of a loved one, our probate attorneys can help. We can help you to navigate your options and determine whether you can simplify the estate administration process, or possibly even forego probate entirely.
The probate process differs from state to state, and having an experienced attorney by your side to help you find the most effective way through this time can eliminate a lot of grief and frustration.
AWARD-WINNING PASADENA LIVING TRUST LAWYERS
Thousands of clients have benefited from the representation we provide. Our firm has repeatedly been honored for the service we provide to clients throughout the community. Since our beginning in 1975, we have been committed to addressing the tough legal issues that our clients face. We continue to provide the highest level of service available.
We know that every client’s case is unique and therefore, our goal is to provide you with the time and attention necessary for us to develop a solid tailor-made resolution for your legal matter. Personalized representation is a service we are committed to providing to each client. You can discuss your legal issue with our experienced Pasadena living trust lawyers by scheduling a free initial telephone consultation today.