Creating Estate Plans In California
At the Law Offices of Gerald L. Kane, our goal is to provide all of our clients with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their estate will be resolved without the time and expense of probate, and that their loved ones and heirs will receive what they are entitled to receive.
We offer our estate planning knowledge to people throughout Southern California, regardless of their economic status. We have the experience and knowledge of estate planning law to properly advise you about protecting your assets, avoiding probate and caring for your children in your absence.
Please call 818-905-6088 to schedule your complimentary, no obligation initial consultation.
Basic Estate Planning Services
The foundation for any estate plan is a revocable living trust – a living trust that transfers your property into a trust for your benefit during your lifetime, and after your death.
There are a number of benefits to a revocable living trust. One major benefit is that these assets will stay out of probate, which can be time-consuming and expensive. Another major benefit of a revocable living trust is that you can control it during your lifetime. Our team has many years of experience preparing revocable living trusts. Let us put our experience to work for you.
Advanced Estate Planning Services
For people with additional needs, we are ready to provide advanced services. Some of the major practice areas in which our skilled lawyers can help you plan for your family’s peaceful, prosperous future are:
- Trust administration
- Special needs planning
- Kids protection plan
- Business succession planning
- Charitable planning
- Asset protection for physicians
- Complex wills
We create plans that provide on-going asset protection for your children, providing protections from divorce, bankruptcy and creditors. We can ensure that your children will not become part of foster care program if you are not there to raise them.
Each of these special estate planning methods and factors has its own glossary of terms. We will give you the benefit of more than 20 years of experience in the field and keep you fully informed in every relevant area as your plan is being drawn up, so you can decide the best way to arrange your affairs.
How to Get Started
Schedule your no obligation initial consultation. At that time, our client services representative will provide you with all of the materials that you need, including a form that needs to be filled out, either at our offices or prior to the initial consultation.
Your estate plan should be able to keep pace with your living circumstances. We strongly advise that each client stop in every three years so their estate plan reflects the changes that may have occurred in their lives. For clients who want a more frequent review of their plans, we offer membership programs.
We look forward to meeting you and our many other Los Angeles County and San Fernando Valley clients at our frequent estate planning seminars. Otherwise, weeknight and Saturday appointments are available. Your family will be grateful for the legal, financial and charitable preparations you’re making.