MOHEBAN LAW FIRM
A Probate & Estate Planning Law Firm
San Fernando Valley
Moheban Law Firm is a leader in Probate, Trust Administration, Elder law, Estate Planning, and Asset Preservation Planning.
We strive to speak plain English, not legalese, and provide practical advice to achieve our client's goals.
We return calls promptly.
We make house calls (for those who are unable to come to our office) and hold weekend office hours.
Moheban Law Firm works with its clients to find the best probate, estate planning, elder law, or trust administration solution for each client's unique situation.
Having an experienced law firm in your corner makes all the difference. Not all lawyers are created equal, and you don't want to put your case in the hands of the wrong attorney. The team at Moheban Law Firm not only has the legal know-how to get results, but we are committed to personal service and open communication with our clients.
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Good Estate Planning
An estate plan may cover a wide variety of issues from passing on real estate, to providing a guardian for minor children, to ensuring the education of generations to come.
While an estate plan generally covers the disposition of your assets, other provisions may include:
· Wills and Trusts: A will sets forth the details regarding passing property on to your heirs. In many situations, a trust can help minimize the tax burden on your estate.
· Durable Power of Attorney: A durable power of attorney names an individual to act on your behalf if you become disabled or incapacitated while living. This person is authorized to make legal decisions for you.
· Healthcare Power of Attorney: A healthcare power of attorney grants authority to another person to make decisions concerning your healthcare should you become ill or incapacitated.
· Guardianship Appointments: A guardian appointment gives another person the legal authority to provide care for any minor children.
Estate planning isn’t just for the wealthy. In fact, there are significant benefits for individuals with smaller estates because good estate planning will help ensure all assets are properly preserved.
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Los Angeles Office
3055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90010
San Fernando Valley Office
6700 Fallbrook Ave., Suite 100
West Hills, CA 91307
Areas of Practice
Trust & Estates Litigation
Wills & Trusts
How We Can Help You with Your Trusts and Estates
Attorneys at our firm can help if you are seeking to preserve your assets or ensure that your preferences are followed if you become ill. Our goal is to protect the best interests of you and your loved ones. Trusts and estates, though related, can be separated into two distinct practice areas requiring broad knowledge of property, inheritance, tax, and other areas of legal expertise. Our attorneys are experienced in these areas and are ready to help you with your trust and estate matters.
Trusts are an effective tool for preserving your hard-earned family wealth. A trust is the legal right to property that is managed by a fiduciary (a person of trust), benefiting a specific person or cause. If you have young children, establishing a trust will ensure that your children will have access to college tuition when they need it. Trusts can also offer a solution for families with adults who need assistance managing their financial affairs. If a particular cause or charity holds special meaning for you, an established trust will ensure that your donative wishes are carried out according to your instructions. We offer the following services and more to help you arrange your trust:
Preparing trust documents that name your trustee, successor trustee, beneficiaries, and governing provisions
Transferring property into the trust with and without ownership documents
Filing title transfer documents
Planning the administration of your estate with our experienced attorneys will ensure that your investments and properties are maintained for your heirs. Carefully communicating the distribution of your property reduces the potential for family confusion and provides transparency, which can often eliminate or reduce unnecessary stress. It also confirms that your property will be distributed according to your wishes rather than your state's established standards. Our knowledgeable lawyers ensure that your wishes are carried out with the following services:
Creating advance directives and appointing powers of attorney to guide your medical care during emergencies
Meeting estate tax obligations and making use of exemptions and deductions
Recording documentation to avoid titling disputes for your heirs to contend with later on