PROBATE ATTORNEYS IN SANTA CLARITA
L. Rob Werner, founder of Werner Law Firm, ranks among the most experienced lawyers in California. The focus of Werner Law Firm has always been to serve our clients. People generally go through life hoping they will not need a lawyer. Unfortunately, it is likely that most people will need a lawyer at some point in their lives, and that is why we do what we do.
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PREPARING YOUR ESTATE FOR THE FUTURE
Setting up an estate plan is neither as expensive nor as complicated as most people expect. A succinct and properly formulated estate plan can, to the contrary, help you save on countless costs and eliminate several hassles often associated with the inheritance process. Our probate attorneys in Santa Clarita focus not only in living trusts, but in several different estate planning tools, catering to all kinds of estates, and offering plans developed specifically for you and your needs.
No two estate plans are identical in scope, size, and focus. An estate plan depends on countless different factors – as such, specificity is of the utmost importance. Our living trust and probate lawyers are trained to spot each factor and take it into consideration. We plan for efficiency and practicality, rather than an overly complex estate plan for a modest and straightforward estate.
Here at Werner Law Firm, we also recognize that estate planning can be use not only for inheritance purposes, but for asset protection, tax efficiency, and other means of making the most of what you have. Our living trust lawyers can help you build an estate plan that not only smoothens the inheritance process but allows you to maximize the value of your estate, create contingencies for emergencies, problems, and incapacities, and help you eliminate uncertainty for your family, ensuring that you always have a plan at hand, for any obstacle that might emerge.
PREPARING YOUR FAMILY FOR PROBATE
The probate process is meant to ensure that your will is legitimate and fulfilled adequately. Here in California, passing away leads to the distribution of all your properties and assets to your surviving spouse and/or kin. Without an estate plan, a probate court will assign an administrator (usually from the family) and follow the state’s intestate rules. With a will and the help of our probate attorneys in Santa Clarita, however, you can more precisely determine who gets what and how the process will play out.
Either way, a probate process is launched to oversee the distribution of your estate to your beneficiaries. Although there is a minimum duration for most cases of probate, to give creditors time to file a claim, some cases of probate take much longer than others due to badly-written or confusing will documents, incompetent legal representation, or an overly complex and large estate.
Trusts are often touted as a superior way to handle an estate, as a trust allows you to bypass probate. But not all estates require a trust to simplify the probate process – and trusts have cons, just as they have pros. Our probate attorneys in Santa Clarita can help you formulate a well-structured will and guide your family through the probate process as efficiently as possible, so they can focus on what is most important – coming together as a family and completing the grieving process as individuals.
There are times, of course, when wills and trusts work together. Regardless of your situation, our probate attorneys in Santa Clarita can help you forge the right path for your family to follow.
EXPERIENCED PROBATE ATTORNEYS IN SANTA CLARITA
We are a law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services so that when clients, friends, or family members do need legal help, they have someone trustworthy to turn to: A firm that will work relentlessly on their behalf to solve any legal issue they may have.
We have done exactly that to the gratitude of thousands of clients.
Our firm has repeatedly been recognized for its service to its clients and the community. Such honors include:
- Readers’ Choice Award for Best Attorney from the Los Angeles Daily News.
- SCV Bar Association Attorney of the Year.
- Voted “Best Of” SCV by the Signal Newspaper eight years in a row.
You can discuss all your legal matters with our probate attorneys in Santa Clarita. Our practice areas include, but are not limited to:
- Living trusts
- Personal injury
It is better to address tough legal issues head on, and our attorneys do that for our clients on a regular basis. If you have any legal questions, schedule a free initial telephone consultation. Our attorneys will give you information about the process and figure out the best game plan to move forward. Call us today with your legal questions – we’re here to help.