Estate Law Los Angeles
Estate Law Los Angeles Ca: Caring for your family at different stages of life is the largest part of the practice of Estate Law. As Los Angeles Estate Law attorneys, we often counsel clients in multi-disciplinary legal areas. Our Los Angeles practice of estate law includes all of the following areas of law:
Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts): Our Elder & Estate Law practice focus of preparing a plan of action for management of assets during incapacity and for distribution of the assets at death for residents in Los Angeles.
Preparation of Power of Attorney Documents: Power of attorney documents are created as means to assist in decision-making by appointing an agent to make decisions on behalf of the principal.
Preparation of Advance Heath Care Directives: When it is time for making health care decisions, this document serves as your concise decision regarding your health and 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: When a person dies (or even when he/she is incapacitated), the assets which are in trust need to be managed and then distributed upon death. This process is called trust administration.
Probate Administration: When there is no trust, when the trust is invalid, or when a trust is not funded, a certain court process allows for distribution of assets at death and admission of the will in court.
Conservatorships & Estate Law: Conservatorships are protective proceedings where an adult requests powers from the court to care for another adult. A Los Angeles Conservatorship is a complex process that requires expert advice.
Medi-Cal Planning and Asset Protection: We assist clients in obtaining Medi-Cal benefits and create estate strategies for asset protection for our clients to retain their most valued possessions.
Guardian Ad Litem: Many times, an incapacitated person who is also elderly has rights to claims in lawsuits. Our Guardian Ad Litem can help protect the disabled in lawsuits. Mina Sirkin is on the Guardian Ad Litem Panel of the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Probate division.
Financial Elder Abuse and Estate Laws: 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. Financial abuse of elders is also frequently subjection of litigation in trust estates and wills contests.