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Estate Planning Attorney in Los Angeles

Assisting Clients with All Aspects of Estate Planning - (310) 935-0706

There are several key elements that are foundational to every solid estate plan.

The basic estate planning tools include:

In these documents, you appoint individuals to step in your shoes and take care of you and your assets if you are incapacitated or when you die. At the Law Offices of Maria N. Jonsson, we can assist you with all elements of estate planning. Our seasoned Los Angeles estate planning attorney has more than 15 years of experience. We have seen what happens when people do not have perfectly drafted estate plans and the difficulties it can present for family members and loved ones. Our goal is to help you avoid these issues by creating a plan that protects your loved ones and your legacy.

To discuss your estate planning needs, please call our office at (310) 935-0706 or contact us online. We offer free consultations.

Our Estate Planning Services

The trust replaces what is generally known as a testamentary will; the trust provides who gets what and when. The trust protects your assets from going through probate and protects your beneficiaries from their creditors. In contrast, a will generally always requires probate. A medical directive expresses your wishes regarding long-term care, incapacity, end-of-life decisions, and medical treatment.

An essential part of setting up a trust is funding it—we assist with the transfer of your real estate and other assets into your trust. For those contemplating marriage, we prepare prenuptial agreements and/or separate property trusts. And, couples who cohabit but don’t plan to marry are wise to enter into a cohabitation agreement.

A Comprehensive Estate Plan—Best Value

We believe that you should have the freedom to decide precisely which estate planning tools you need and want to buy. This gives you control of the price of your estate plan and the freedom and ability to add to it as your circumstances change and your family grows.

The most popular and best-valued estate planning bundle consists of the following essential tools:

In addition, we assist with funding your trust—a trustee’s certificate helps to transfer financial assets into your trust, a quitclaim deed conveys your real estate into the trust, and a preliminary change in ownership report (PCOR) prevents the county assessor from reassessing your property taxes when you convey your home into your trust.

We are proud to offer comprehensive estate planning services at an affordable price. Our office serves clients in Marina del Rey, Venice, and the surrounding areas. If you need an estate planning lawyer in Los Angeles, contact the Law Offices of Maria N. Jonsson for a free consultation.

We can be reached online or by phone at (310) 935-0706.

  • We Work as Part of
    a Larger Team

    We work with out client’s financial planner, CPA, realtor & insurance broker to implement a well-rounded and thorough legal plan for wealth preservation & 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.

  • 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 term