Estate law is one of the most complicated areas of law in Los Angeles. It handles everything from trusts to wills to beneficiaries. Going it alone can be very confusing and can be detrimental to you, your spouse and your heirs. If you are ready to put together an estate plan for yourself or you and your spouse, consider working with a Los Angeles estate lawyer to do so.
Prepare Wills and Trusts
A will is one of the most important legal documents in a person’s life. Too many people die without a will, which leaves their money and property in limbo or it goes to the wrong people. When you decide it’s time to write a will, or update one, a Los Angeles estate lawyer should be used to handle the process. An estate lawyer can answer all of your questions, handle the writing of the will and ensure all the documents are drafted correctly.
Tax Planning Consultation
An estate lawyer can also help with tax planning consultation. Even though lawyers are not always certified financial planners or accountants, they are still educated in tax law and how it applies to your estate. All estates will face taxes in one form or another, which is why an estate lawyer can make the process of writing a will easier when dealing with taxes.
Real Estate Disputes
Real estate disputes are more common than you might think, especially when a family member dies. If property is not left to a beneficiary in a will it can wind up going through probate and to someone you didn’t intend. A Los Angeles estate lawyer can handle any and all real estate disputes that arise from your estate or the estate of a family member.
Contact the experienced firm of Catanese and Wells at 818-707-0407 today to schedule an appointment with a Los Angeles estate lawyer.