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Estate Planning Lawyer in Orange County

Need Help Planning the Future of Your Estate?

If you’re new to estate planning, you may be wondering how a comprehensive set of documents can protect your interests, assets, and end-of-life choices. You might even be hesitant about starting the process because you’ve head misinformation – such as estate planning is only for the wealthy and elderly – or simply believe that an estate plan can’t reflect your personal needs and wishes. However, an estate plan can safeguard your interests in times of disability and incapacitation, and even protect your assets and family members from the probate process once you pass away.

At P. Arnsen Blakely, we are proud to assist clients throughout Orange County with their estate planning needs. Our probate and estate lawyer has been in practice since 1971 and has an intimate knowledge of the drafting process, state-specific estate planning laws, and the procedures involved in administrating an estate in California. Because we recognize that every client has unique needs, our firm strives to provide personalized services coupled with aggressive advocacy of our client’s objectives.

Contact P. Arnsen Blakely at (714) 908-4230 if you have questions about the estate planning process or are ready to draft your personalized documents.

Dedicated to Protecting Your Future

When a client comes to us for assistance, we learn everything we can about their unique circumstances and needs. We then prepare documents to execute the client’s intentions, including a last will and 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 your legal needs are met with sound advice from a professional who has the experience needed to effectively handle all matters related to estate planning.

The benefits of an estate plan include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • You can appoint a guardian for any minor children; this representative can also manage their property and inheritance until they become of age.
  • You can have peace of mind knowing that your family is protected, and your affairs are in order.
  • You can protect your disabled children and relatives by establishing trusts that won’t interfere with their government assistance options.
  • You can appoint a representative to act on your behalf if you are ever incapacitated or disabled.
  • You can specify your last wishes and take comfort in knowing they must be adhered to after your death.
  • You can help your family avoid probate by using the right tools and creating a trust that best fits your needs.
  • You can specify how your estate should be divided amongst your beneficiaries.
  •  You can minimize any taxes and expenses associated with the probate process, including attorney fees.

Guiding Southern California Families Through the Estate Planning Process

P. Arnsen Blakely 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 your common questions in our FAQ. No matter the complexity of your case, you can trust our professionals to provide the seasoned counsel you need.


Come to our firm for assistance with any of the following legal matters:

  • Asset Protection – Assets can fall prey to 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.
  • 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 of these principles 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 – A person’s assets need to be legally attended to upon their death. This process is completed through estate administration.
  • Estate Litigation – There are several matters that need to be resolved in estate litigation, including 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 taxes can take away a substantial amount of the inheritance you plan to leave to your children and grandchildren.
  • Tax Planning & General Taxation – Since 1971, we have been assisting clients in matters concerning tax planning.

Speak with an Experienced Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer!

Contact the Orange County estate planning attorney at P. Arnsen Blakely if you’re ready to start drafting your estate plan. Our lawyer can utilize his 40+ years of legal experience to answer your questions and prepare documents that cater to your unique needs. With our guidance, you can obtain the necessary tools to make the right decisions for you and your loved ones. In the future, we can assist your family through probate, the estate administration process, and the distribution of assets. Our firm has the advantage of knowing judges, attorneys, and court personnel in the area; knowledge that has allowed us to achieve the best possible result for our clients in court proceedings.

Contact P. Arnsen Blakelyat (714) 908-4230 to explore your legal options with an experienced estate planning lawyer.

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