Estate Planning Lawyer in Orange County
Need Help Planning the Future of Your Estate?
At P. Arnsen Blakely, we assist clients throughout Orange County with their
estate planning needs.
Our probate & estate lawyer has been in practice since 1971 and has an intimate knowledge of estate
planning law and the procedures involved in administrating an estate in
the area. Knowing that every client has unique needs, our firm strives
to provide personalized service coupled with aggressive advocacy of our
client's objectives. We urge you to contact our Orange County estate
planning attorney for the service you require.
Dedicated to Protecting Your Future
When a client comes to us for assistance, we learn everything we can about
the client's situation and needs. We then prepare documents to execute
the client's intentions including a
last will & testament,
living wills and
living trusts as needed.
Our purpose is to permit the client to achieve his or her objectives with
proper assets protection and correct tax planning to minimize any estate
taxes. We are here to make sure that all of your legal needs are met with
sound advice from a professional that has the experience needed to effectively
handle all matters related to estate planning.
Guiding Southern California Families Through Estate Planning
Our firm offers top-quality counsel in a broad spectrum of legal matters.
If this is your first time dealing with estate planning matters, you can
find answers to common questions in our
FAQ. Even in the most complicated legal matters, you can trust our professionals
to provide the seasoned counsel you need.
Come to our firm for assistance with any of the following:
Assets can fall prey to any of a number of different threats, including
those imposed by estate taxes and lawsuits. Therefore, you should act
now to ensure that your personal assets will be protected later.
Benefits of an Estate Plan
In addition to helping you feel more at ease about the future, a well-drafted
estate plan is able to provide you with countless benefits. Now is the
time to speak with an estate planning lawyer and learn more about how
it can best cater to your specific needs.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
The duties of a fiduciary include: avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining
loyalty, refraining from comingling funds, and staying faithful to your
duties. Failure to adhere to any one of these could lead to legal repercussions.
Conservatorships are needed when an individual becomes impaired or incapacitated
and can no longer take care of himself/herself. By speaking with an estate
planning lawyer in OC, you can understand more about what conservatorships
entail and how to best keep your loved ones protected.
For some cases, court proceedings are the only way to resolve a legal
issue regarding the planning of one's estate. Don't take chances
with the outcome of your case by representing yourself before the judge.
Let an experienced attorney advocate on your behalf and guide you through
the court process.
Distribution of Assets
Estate matters should be handled as quickly as possible in order to ensure
that the distribution of assets is done in a timely manner that allows
for important needs to be met.
Upon death, a person's assets will need to be legally attended to.
This is done so through estate administration.
The main issues involved in matters of estate litigation include the identity
of heirs, the payment of claims, and the sale of assets. We are prepared
to help you with each and every one of these matters.
Taxes imposed on a decedent's estate are referred to as estate taxes.
These can take away a substantial amount from what you may have planned
to pass on to a child or grandchild.
Tax Planning &
Since 1971 we have been assisting in matter of tax planning, and we are
prepared to assist with your tax related matters as well.
Guiding Clients Through Estate Planning Since 1971
When a client calls on us to assist with the administration of a decedent's
estate, we prepare the necessary court pleadings and guide the client
through the estate administration process to a distribution of assets.
Our estate planning attorney can also counsel clients to avoid any breach
of fiduciary duty or represent clients in
probate litigation. In estate litigation, we may be asked to represent an estate administrator,
heir or creditor.
Orange County firm has the advantage of a knowing judges, attorneys and court personnel in
the area; knowledge that has been gained over a 40-year period. This helps us to achieve the best possible results for our clients in
We urge you to
contact us with your questions and to discuss your case.