Trust, Estate, Probate, Elder Law (Planning and Litigation)
Our Trust, Estate, Probate and Elder Law practice group is headed by Charles A. Shultz. a Certifed Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law by the State Bar of California. Our office is centrally located in Tarzana, centrally located in the San Fernando Valley between Encino and Woodland Hill, which allows us to serve our clients throughout the City and County of Los Angeles, Ventura County, and much of Southern California. Our attorneys handle all matters in the Trust and Estate field including trust litigation, probate litigation, probate accountings, complex estate tax planning (dynasty trusts, insurance trusts, special needs trusts, etc.), conservatorships, guardianships, financial elder abuse and medi-cal planning.
Estate Planning, Medi-Cal Planning, Transfer Tax Planning
Our planning services range from basic estate planning, such as creating trusts, wills, powers of attorney and special needs trusts, to more complex planning that often includes the creation of family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, charitable remainder trusts, charitable foundations and irrevocable trusts to hold life insurance and business interests. In addition, our Elder Law attorneys are able to assist client with qualifying for state paid private nursing home costs.
Trust Administration, Probate, Conservatorship
The administration component of our practice includes all aspects of probate settlement, trust administration and conservatorships. Our experience and expertise allows us to handle administrations "in house," including preparation of accountings and preparation and/or review of estate tax returns. The experience of our attorneys in this area distinguishes us from other practitioners and makes the firm uniquely qualified to assist all of our clients' needs.
Trust Litigation, Probate Litigation, Financial Elder Abuse Litigation
Guided by Charles Shultz' almost two decades of experience as an attorney specializing in trust litigation, probate litigation, probate and trust administration, and financial elder abuse matters, our trust, probate and elder law litigation department is able to handle any size litigation with any number of complexities. Our attorneys have successfully conducted trust litigation and probate related trials throughout the Los Angeles County (including Pasadena, Long Beach, Van Nuys and Santa Monica), and probate courts in Orange County, Santa Barbara County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County. We have an excellent record in handling trust, probate and conservatorship matters involving beneficiary disputes, contested inheritance rights, disputed creditor claims, breaches of fiduciary duty, estate or trust property with environmental issues, will and trust contests, capacity issues, claims of undue influence, financial elder abuse, contested powers of attorney, contested accountings, fraudulent transfers, partition actions and contested conservatorships. We are known for being tough but honest. This has earned us the respect of clients, colleagues, opposing counsel and, most importantly, the judges before whom we appear. In addition, our attorneys have excelled in many difficult cases where others have failed.
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