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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:

  • Asset Protection - 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.
  • Court Proceedings - 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.
  • Estate Administration - Upon death, a person's assets will need to be legally attended to. This is done so through estate administration.
  • Estate Litigation - 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.
  • Estate Taxes - 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 & General Taxation - 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. Our 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 court proceedings.

We urge you to contact us with your questions and to discuss your case.

A Strong Reputation in the Community

  • “He knows what he's doing and he does it extremely well. Our outcome was magnificent thanks to Arnsen Blakely.”

    Nancy

  • “I could not be more pleased with his advice, friendliness, promptness, and thoroughness.”

    Gloria L.

  • “He instinctively senses the objective I'm working toward, and understands my needs.”

    Barry

  • “He has always been there to protect my rights and interests in all cases, and is always honest and friendly.”

    Edward

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Attorney Blakely Has the Experience & Expertise Your Case Needs
  1. Over 40 Years of Legal Experience
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  3. Strong Reputation Within the Southern California Community
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  5. All Initial Case Evaluations Are Free
  6. Serving Clients Across All of Southern California
  7. Attorney Blakely Passed Both the CPA and Bar Exam in the Same Year
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