About Our Estate Planning Firm
The Law Offices of Gerald L. Kane has played a major role in helping well over a thousand Southern California families and businesses protect their estates, ensure that their legacies are passed to their chosen loved ones and ensure that family-owned businesses survive to the next generation. For more than 20 years, our successful law practice has focused on finding creative ways to eliminate or reduce the impact of federal estate taxes and protect assets from creditors through living trusts.
Not Your Typical Law Firm
At the law Offices of Gerald L. Kane, we strive to provide personal attention to each and every one of our clients. Our attorneys will work hard to learn about your unique legal situation. We take the time to listen to our clients, and our process is designed to ensure that we design a plan that will meet your family’s goals.
We develop personal, long lasting relationships with our clients. We have a team of individuals in place to meet your needs. If you have an immediate question regarding your estate plan, someone will be available to discuss your issue. We look forward to meeting you and your family to help with your estate planning needs.
Special Needs Planning
As a parent of a special needs child, we definitely relate to the priority of special needs planning to provide for the unique needs of individuals with disabilities through Special Needs Trusts to allow them to live as independently as possible, free from abuse and neglect.
Estate planning for people with young families.
Estate planning has never been an obligation strictly for the elderly. We also urge young families with small children not to delay their estate planning to ensure their children are protected. If the worst happens to parents, it is of vital importance that trusted temporary and permanent guardians have been established for the children.
Our practice heartily approves of the Kids Protection Plan. The Kids Protection Plan provides for temporary guardians so dependent children will be provided for if tragedy strikes and never placed in the foster care system.
All of this is by way of saying how valued we consider you as clients, the cornerstone and lifeblood of our law firm. Helping prepare documents that truly reflect your wishes gives us great satisfaction.
As career and lifestyle changes make themselves felt, estate plans need to be updated and reviewed on a regular basis for safety’s sake. We believe that estate documents should be reviewed every three years at a minimum. Our clients will have the chance to review their documents every three years to keep up with the changes that happen in everyone’s lives. We strive to keep in constant communication with our clients. For clients that want further review, we advise them to join our Inner Circle Program, which provides for more regular meetings.
Contact Our Encino-Based Lawyer
You’ll like our experience, sensitivity to your family’s concerns, and creativity in formulating the right estate plan for you. Contact the Law Offices of Gerald L. Kane by phone (818-905-6088) or e-mail to schedule your initial consultation. Weeknight and Saturday appointments are available. Along with your estate plan, each of our clients will receive an “owner’s manual” that contains copies of their estate plan, a CD containing their documents, and a full color diagram that details the elements of the estate plan.
It’s never too late to plan for the future. Don’t forget the informative estate planning seminars we frequently conduct in Encino and Los Angeles County throughout the year.