Attorney Jonsson has a very unique background. After obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Economics in Bulgaria, Eastern Europe, she immigrated to the United States and for the following ten years, she was a client of one of the biggest Immigration Firms in Los Angeles, going through the long process of legal immigration and obtaining a US Citizenship. Having been in the shoes of a client of a big firm, she fully understands how intimidating it could be to grapple with legal issues and deal with attorneys and their staff. Before becoming an attorney herself, Ms. Jonsson started her legal career in the area of Estate Planning, Trust Administration and Probate in 2002, initially as a Paralegal, and later on - as an Attorney. Her path to becoming an Attorney and a Law Firm founder/owner was far from the usual. As an attorney and a self-made female business owner, Ms. Jonsson is very sensitive to wealth creation and preservation, and is focused on offering practical solutions to legal matters.
Ms. Jonsson has dedicated her practice to Estate Planning and Post-Death Administration only – areas of law she has been practicing in exclusively since 2002. When creating Estate Plans, Ms. Jonsson utilizes her extensive experience in a proactive and defensive manner, so as to anticipate and avoid common problems that develop upon the death of one or both Settlors (creators) of the Trust, and could often embroil the family in bitter litigation.
Helping You Make Informed Decisions
Educating our client about the nuts and bolts of Estate planning is priority one. It is imperative that you are able to make informed decisions about matters as important as: who may make medical decisions for you if you are incapacitated; who may sign instead of you and access your property as your Power of Attorney; who will take care of your minor children (if you die while they are still minor) - i.e., naming their Guardian; or how will your property get distributed after you die. Information is power, and when it comes to Estate planning, there is no “do-over” after one is deceased.
Estate planning protects you, your family, and those who depend on you, so that you and your family can avoid the ultimate cost — Regret!
Why Estate Planning Matters
Estate planning issues typically arise following the death or incapacity of a family member, divorce, marriage, the birth of a child, or receiving an inheritance, to name a few. It touches virtually everyone at some point in their life.
Smart Estate Planning generally results in an expeditious, cost-efficient, and conflict-free post-death administration. A custom-designed Estate Plan brings peace of mind and is the responsible thing to do for those who depend on you.
The Essential Estate Plan
The essential Estate Planning tools include: Wills, Revocable or Irrevocable Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney for Property Management, Advance Health Care Directives, Prenuptial, Postnuptial and Cohabitation Agreements, to name a few.
In the area of Post-Death Administration, we specialize in Probate, Trust Administration, and Small Estate Administration. We represent Beneficiaries of Trusts or Wills, Trustees, and Executors. We help families efficiently navigate the Probate court process.
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We also assist with modifying irrevocable Trusts, with transferring property in Trust via a Heggstad Petition, and with real property transfers. We guide the Trustee or Executor during the process of working with banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, retirement plan administrators, the County Assessor, the Bureau of Public Debt (related to bond certificates), Escrow and Title companies, to administer the respective assets left behind by the deceased.
Our goal is to help you transfer your legacy to your desired Beneficiaries in the most cost-efficient, tax-sensitive, and expeditious manner. Whether you are setting up a new Estate Plan, updating an existing one, or administering a Trust or a Probate Estate, each case is unique, and we are here to help you with it, step by step.