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San Fernando Valley Living Trust Attorney

Create a Comprehensive Plan to Avoid California Probate Court

Having a Living Trust allows you to create a plan for handling your assets that does not require probate court supervision. Instead, you decide what assets to put in the trust and name a trust administrator. Although there are expenses with setting up the trust and administration fees, when significant assets are involved it is usually more cost effective to have a Living Trust than to incur the costs involving probate.

Reasons for a Living Trust – Real Estate, Confidentiality, & Efficiency

If you own real estate, a Living Trust allows you to transfer property directly from the Trust to the beneficiary you designate. Instead of Probate Court supervision, the Trust Administrator you specify (Trustee) oversees the transactions. If you own multiple properties, especially across multiple states, a Living Trust allows an easier method of transfer to your beneficiaries and will avoid multiple probate proceedings.

How you set up your Living Trust is confidential and administration of your estate is not part of the public record as in probate. Generally, the terms of your Living Trust are only shared with your named beneficiaries and Trustee.

Email or call me at 818-347-5800 to set up a free initial consultation. You will meet with me, Attorney Jonathan Leventhal, not a paralegal or office assistant. I will explain your estate planning options and answer any questions you have.

An Estate Planning Lawyer Taking Responsiveness to a New Level

My San Fernando Valley area legal practice is dedicated to helping people make good decisions and secure arrangements to protect and provide for the ones they love. Planning may be an emotional process, and you don’t need an attorney who treats you like a case rather than an individual. I am highly responsive to your needs and I return client phone calls quickly — in fact, I guarantee that I will do so in two business days or credit the client with $100 toward legal fees, if all fees are paid the client receives a check.

Set Up a Free Consultation -Contact My Woodland Hills Office

I am happy to discuss your situation and propose the best option. My office is conveniently located near the 101 Freeway. Evening and weekend appointments may be arranged if needed. Importantly, you will meet with me, attorney Jonathan Leventhal, not a paralegal. To schedule a consultation Email me or call 818-347-5800.