Estate Planning

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Torrance, CA 90501

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Estate Planning

estate planning for grandfather with familyEstate planning tends to be a complicated topic that leaves many people with more questions than answers. “Do I need a trust? Is a will necessary? What exactly is a power of attorney?” In many cases, we are afraid to ask these questions. However, estate planning is one of the most important steps a person can take to ensure that the assets and property you have worked a lifetime to earn get passed onto future generations.

Once you are ready to begin the estate planning process, the first step is to visit a licensed attorney and start transferring your assets and belongings into a Living Trust or Will (both documents will suffice, but a Trust can have distinct advantages over a Will). Legally, anyone can create their own documents, however, having an experienced attorney by your side to take care of the process will save you time and money. Wills and trusts can be very complex, and any mistake or improper wording will only cause headaches and lead to a difficult probate process.

What Happens if I Die WITHOUT a Living Trust?

One pressing question many people without an estate plan ask is, “what happens if I die without a will or a trust?” The answer; you will begin a lengthy court process that will take your time and money to resolve any estate issues. Further, the biggest problem is that you will not have any say in who gets to keep your assets and other belongings. Here are a few examples of what might happen if a person passes away without an estate plan.

Example 1: Relatives are in disagreement on how to distribute your assets. Without an estate plan, this can be a difficult and expensive situation for your family. In many instances, the principal’s assets will be used to pay for the court process, and these costly legal fees and attorney fees will eat into the value of your belongings that you worked a lifetime to obtain.

Example 2: An unmarried person wants their significant other to receive a portion of their assets. If you are not married and want your significant other to receive some of your assets, it would be wise to get an estate plan in place now. Under the state’s law, your assets will only go to blood relatives if you do not have an estate plan.

Example 3: A married person with kids wants the spouse to receive all the assets: If you are married and have adult children, your spouse will not necessarily receive all those assets. Your children are legally entitled to receive their share of those assets, which means your spouse may not receive enough to live on.

If you are interested in drafting a living trust, Elder Law Services of California offers a comprehensive living trust package that will be tailored and specified to meet your unique situation and needs.

Our package includes: Los Angeles Living Trust document

  • A custom drafted living trust.

  • A “Pour-Over” Will that transfers overlooked property and assets into your living trust.

  • A “Quitclaim Deed(s)” to transfer your real property into a trust.

  • Instructional letters as required for “Funding” your trust.

  • Ongoing counseling at no additional charge

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A living trust will provide maximum control over your personal matters and financial affairs, both while you are living and after you pass away. A trust also offers a quick, easy, and cost-effective way to distribute assets to family members and heirs while also allowing you to decide who will administer the estate during the entire process. A living trust will only make your family’s lives easier in the event of a sudden death or emergency situation, and being prepared now is much better than having to fight through the court system to resolve a matter involving your own assets.

Be sure to read our Testimonials to see what our clients are saying.
We look forward to working with you to secure your assets for future generations.

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Gaby gave me necessary and important information. She was charming and very experienced in the field of Elder Law. I highly recommend this firm and want to share the reassurance I received.
Response from the owner: Melissa, thank you so much for the positive review. We look forward to being of service to you again, anytime you need us.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your rating Lisette. Please let us know if and when we might be of further assistance to you.- Robin Montano
I spoke to Robin and Isabel and they have outstanding customer service skills genuinely kind friendly and knowledgeable as to the needs I had ! i recommend elder law services of california 100% for accurate helpful resolutions to real estate and protection of assets for your elderly loved ones
Response from the owner: Momma Joyce, Thank you so much for the positive review, it means a lot to us. Our team works hard to help valuable clients like you and appreciates your generous acknowledgement. It's our sincere pleasure to serve you. Best,Robin M.
My family greatly appreciated the law service that Judd, Sergio and Robin provided my brother and his estate before his passing. They traveled to the hospital, explained everything accurately, expedited the process due to his health and secured my brother's estate. The trust that was generated is securing his whole estate just as he willed. This couldn't have been done any better.
Response from the owner: David, Thank you so much for the positive comment. Our team works hard to help our clients with their legal, Medi-Cal, and Estate Planning needs and always appreciates honest feedback. We're pleased that you are pleased. Best regards to you and yours, Judd, Sergio, Robin and all at Elder Law Services of California
Think of every superlative you know. Got 'em?Now you know my experience with Elder Law Services of California!A lady there, Ms. Montano, is a gem! She opened my eyes to how aLaw Firm can be of enormous help if you contact one like this one!
Response from the owner: George,Thank you so much for the positive comments, you made my day. Our team works hard to help our clients with their legal, Medi-Cal, and estate planning needs and always appreciates honest feedback. We're pleased that you are pleased. Best to you, Robin M.
We went for a living trust and we had very professional service.If you decided to do one, this are the place to do it, thanks 👍
Response from the owner: Thank you Mr. Molina. Just let us know if we can be of additional service.
Friendly staff, when the time comes for me to finalize my affairs, I would recommend this law office
Response from the owner: Thank you for the review Jesse. Just let us know if there's anything we can do for you.
Friendly and professional office
Very helpful ! They really guide you . I am very satisfied and recommend then!!
Very pleased with the assistance my parents received with the drafting of their revocable Living Trust, from Attorney Judd Matsunaga. Will definitely refer to family, friends, and associates.
Top notch! They have done services for my husband and I. Also my mother. My sister will also be using their services.They are caring. Professional. Are quick to answer questions whether by phone or email. The pricing is spot on and they go above and beyond the norm. I love the many locations.They are great communicators and are able to help us past some of the legal jargon. They are also a "teaching" institute. Judd Matsunaga writes articles coaching his readers. AND they conduct many seminars - free of charge!I can't say enough positive things about Elder Law Services of California and I'm one to not write positive feedback unless my statements are true.A++++ all the way! 5 star and more........

Elder Law Services was very personable and professional! We recommend them to anyone who is in need of Elder Law representation.

Nancy, from Los Angeles CA

Business Owner

“Our family is so thankful for the services provided by Elder Law Services of California. They are completely professional, honest, and courteous throughout my mother’s Medi-Cal application from the beginning to the end. They were with us all the way. We can’t thank you enough.”
Ricardo, from Los Angeles CA

Business Owner

Elder Law Services was extremely informative, detailed, and professional in the completion of our Trust.



“Thank you very much for all your hard work. The best law firm I have ever worked with. They are very thorough with all the documents. Very good job on our complicated case!”
Keith and Ralene, from Hollywood, CA

Family Business Owner, Business Owner

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