Category: Woodland Hills

Living Trust Workshop Woodland Hills

Living Trust Workshop Woodland Hills

SIRKIN LAW GROUP, P.C. presents: A Living Trust Workshop in Woodland Hills, California on 3/10/17 at 12:00p-1:30p.


  1.   How to protect your minor children with a living trust?
  2.   Who should you name as guardians for your minor children?   Who is not suited to be a guardian for     your children?
  3.    Differences among Trustees, Guardians and Executors;
  4.   How do you balance taking care of your parents, and your children?
  5.   Setting priorities in caregiving for your parents and for your children;
  6.   Alternatives in Estate Planning for younger families;
  7.   Nursing Home planning and Medi-Cal Planning for your parents.


Mina Sirkin is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law in Woodland Hills, California who is dedicated to educating clients at our living trust workshop and seminars.   Evan Sirkin is an experienced Estate Planning Attorney in Woodland Hills with 27 years of experience in elder law helping four generations of families plan their estates.   We are well-versed in helping you set realistic goals in planning estates and in assisting in incapacity planning.   To register for the Free Living Trust Workshop in Woodland Hills, go to   Call 818.340.4479 for appointments or questions.

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Elder Law Woodland Hills

Elder Law Woodland Hills Ca: Caring for your family at different stages of life is the largest part of the practice of Elder Law  As Woodland Hills Elder Law attorneys, we often counsel clients in a multi-disciplinary legal areas.  Our Woodland Hills practice of elder law includes all of the following areas of law:

Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts):  Estate Planning is the focus of preparing a plan of action for management of assets during incapacity and for distribution of the assets at death.

Preparation of Power of Attorney Documents:  Power of attorney documents are created as means to assist in decision by appointing an agent to make decisions for the principal.

Preparation of Advance Heath Care Directives:  When it is time for making health care decisions, this document serves as a statement of your authority to allow someone else to make health care decisions for you when you are no longer able to do so yourself.

Trust Administration:  After a person dies (of even when he/she is incapacitated), the assets in a trust need to be managed and then distributed upon death.  This process is called trust administration.

Probate Administration:  When there is no trust, or when a trust is not funded, this court process allows for distribution of assets at death and admission of the will in court.

Conservatorship:  Conservatorships are protective proceedings where an adult requests powers from the court to care for another adult.

Medi-Cal Planning and Asset Protection: We assist clients in obtaining Medi-Cal benefits and create strategies for asset protection for our clients to retain their most valued possessions.

Financial Elder Abuse Law:  We help recover assets of elderly in probate and civil court where the assets have been taken by another person, or used for a wrongful purpose.

Call Mina Sirkin, Specialist Attorney at 818.340.44799, Elder Law Woodland Hills Ca.  Elder Law Attorneys Woodland Hills.

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Estate Planning & Probate Myths | Sirkin Law Group Los Angeles Estate Planning Lawyers


It is a myth that everyone should avoid probate.   There are many times when Court supervision of an estate is beneficial.  Observing a family’s dynamics can be very informative about whether or not probate should be avoided.  While at first glance, most attorneys advice that probate should be avoided, you should visit the following scenarios before you plan your estate and ask the following questions:

Will my executor and my beneficiaries get along?   For example, if you are married for the second or third time in California, there may be unpleasant feelings between your children and your current spouse.   Children of the first marriage, and second wives generally do not mix well in a non-court supervised setting, if they do not get along.   Equally, when you name a second wife as an executor, and children as beneficiaries of your estate, there may be allegations that the spouse hid an asset or used the asset for her own benefit to the detriment of beneficiaries.   These are some examples of why you may want to have court supervision of the distribution of the assets directed by your will.

Will the nature of the asset make probate a better choice?   If you are a member of an LLC, or a partner in a partnership, you should carefully review the governing documents in the LLC and the partnership, because sometimes operating agreements, and partnership agreements may state that the distribution shall be by a will or by a court appointed personal representative who then has to apply to the entity, its members and its partners and get consent of those persons to admit the beneficiaries of the will as members and partners.   Complications can arise in these matters regarding valuations of the business interest and there may be many good reasons to have a court appointed executor who can obtain court orders and court supervision regarding these types of assets.

Mina Sirkin has been practicing probate since 1992.  She is a Certified Specialist attorney in Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Law in Los Angeles,  Ms. Sirkin is a Los Angeles Estate Planning Lawyer with a focus on litigation, and an expert to media regarding trusts, estates and conservatorships in California.  Call 818,340.4479

Probate Attorney Los Angeles

Sherman Oaks  Probate Attorney

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