California Estate Planning Basics
Woodland Hills Attorney Helping California Families Plan
Although we in southern California live busy lives, it is critical to take the time to plan for the future well being of our children and other loved ones. Having an estate plan (will, trust, and health care directive) is a way to provide support and loving guidance to those around you if you should die or become disabled.
- A Will designates your Personal Representative / Executor and directs the disposition of your property. If you have children (even stepchildren or adopted children), your Will designates a Guardian for the children if you become unable to care for them yourself.
- A Durable Power-of-Attorney allows your Designated Representative to manage your financial affairs if you become incapacitated.
- A Living Will (Advance Health Care Directive) provides direction regarding medical treatments such as life support or feeding tubes in the event you are not able to communicate.
- Trusts can provide an extra level of financial protection with regard to taxes for your estate and allow detailed planning for special needs of family members or long term elder care for you, your parents, or other loved ones.
I am dedicated to helping you & your family with all your estate planning needs. When you call the Law Offices of Jonathan Leventhal, you will speak directly with me, not a paralegal. Call to set up a consultation. 818-347-5800.
Knowledge and Experience Helping California Families Plan for the Future
I help families at any stage of life plan for their future security through the proper use of wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, and advance heath care directives. It doesn’t matter how simple or complex your estate planning needs are, I can help create a plan that works. Even if your situation involves blended families, special needs children or adults, or non-traditional family structures, I can help you find the right combination of strategies and create a plan that works for you and is properly set up under California law.
Call 818-347-5800 to Speak Directly with an Estate Planning Attorney
It costs you nothing to call, and you can learn more about the process for protecting your assets,providing for your family, and what to do about probate. I serve clients throughout southern California from my Woodland Hills office located in the Warner Center Towers. Appointments on evenings and weekends may be arranged and credit cards are accepted as payment for plan preparation.