While law offices may not be classified as an “essential business” that remains open for in-person meetings, having a Health Care Directive, and attending to your Will, Living Trust and Power of Attorney, are quite essential during these trying times.

From our Home Office to the safety of your Home - we deliver live remote services related to Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Probate.

We offer complimentary consultations followed by swift preparation, comprehensive phone review, and electronic delivery of documents, and instructions on remote execution of these documents for immediate use.

It has never been easier to SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION, and put your affairs in order, which brings calm in a world filled with uncertainty.

Access the ON-LINE ORGANIZER TOOL to start the process; or Call us at (310) 935-0706 to speak with a live Assistant and book your time with the Attorney. We look forward to serving you.

Claim Your Unclaimed Property

A recent California superior court decision held that merchandise credits not redeemable for cash are not subject to California Unclaimed Property Law. The court also held that these credits qualified for exemption under the California unclaimed property exclusion for gift certificates that do not expire. Property that goes unclaimed for the statutory period of generally three years reverts to the State of California and is delivered to the State Controller’s Office of Unclaimed Property. If unclaimed, it is ultimately added to the California budget. Unclaimed property is an asset of a Decedent’s estate. When administering an Estate or Trust, checking for “Unclaimed Property” and filing a claim with the State Controller is one of the duties of the Trustee or Estate Representative.

To check for unclaimed property, go to California State Controller’s Office – Unclaimed Property.

The State Controller has 180 days of filing of the claim to determine if the claimant is, in fact, an “owner” of the unclaimed property, whereby an “owner” is defined to include the prior owner’s heirs, the Estate Representative, a Guardian, Conservator or Public Administrator.