HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA PROBATE, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATE PLANNING
Probate occurs upon the death of someone who has a Last Will and Testament. This office provides immediate and courteous service to grieving family and friends.
Probate matters are paid for from the estate of the deceased. The amount of attorney’s fees is set by the California Probate Code which uses a sliding scale based upon the appraised value of the estate.
Living Trusts can avoid probate. A Living Trust is a legal entity that holds your property and is administered by you. A Living Trust gives you the freedom of managing your own property, you can revoke it at any time, and the property in the trust avoids probate.
Other types of Estate Planning services provided by this office include the following:
- Conservatorships and Guardianships
- Powers of Attorney for Financial Matters
- Advanced Health Care Directives
Living Trust and Estate Planning Services (not Probate) are handled on an hourly fee basis plus costs incurred. An advance fee retainer is required before representation begins. When an advance fee retainer is used up, it must be replenished to the original amount. Our current hourly rate is $300 per hour.