Why Choose the Law Offices of Maria N. Jonsson, PC?
Attorney Jonsson has a very unique background. After obtaining her Bachelor’s
Degree in Economics in Bulgaria, 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. Before becoming an attorney
herself, Ms. Jonsson started her legal career in the area of Estate Planning
and Probate in 2002, as a Paralegal. Ms. Jonsson was admitted to practice
law in 2012, and founded her law firm in 2014. As such, her path to becoming
an Attorney and a Law Firm founder and owner was far from the usual. As
an attorney and a self-made woman 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 – an area 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 Estate 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
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 as your Power of Attorney;
who will take care of your minor children (if you die while they are still
minor); 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 concerns 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.
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 bring almost two decades of experience
representing Trustees, Executors, and Beneficiaries, and help families
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, with setting up legal entities, and
with real property transfers into Trusts or LLCs. 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.
Our goal is to help you pass on your assets and 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 after the death of a
loved one, each case is unique, and we are here to help you with it.
The Law Offices of Maria N. Jonsson, PC assists clients in Marina del Rey,
Venice, and throughout Los Angeles County. Please call
(310) 935-0706 or
contact us online to schedule a consultation.
What Our Clients are Saying
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Mediator by Training & Peacemaker by Heart
We believe that an Estate Plan should leave behind not only property, but most importantly – harmony, rather than tear families apart with poorly drafted or ambiguous and confusing terms.
We Work as Part of a Larger Team
We work with our clients' financial planner, CPA, realtor, and insurance broker to implement a well-rounded and thorough legal plan for wealth preservation and inheritance transfer.
Strategic Planning & Attention to Detail
We carefully look at each factor that affects the execution of an Estate Plan – from the perspective of minimizing and eliminating reassessment of property taxes to avoiding post-death conflicts.