Types of Estate Planning Services
Orange County Estate Planning Services
Representing Clients in All Aspects of Estate Planning
At the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing, I am not only an advocate for my tax law clients, but also my estate planning clients.
Estate Tax Representation
It is possible that your heirs may have to pay taxes on your estate after your death. These taxes must be paid before the estate is distributed, therefore cutting into the amount of inheritance your beneficiaries receive. The amount of estate taxes that are to be paid are dependent on the value of your state. It may be possible, through creative structuring of your estate, to minimize the amount of estate taxes that are to be paid. As an experienced CPA and tax attorney, I have the knowledge and experience needed to effectively explain estate tax issues to my clients. I can help clients structure their estates and estimate – based on the calculated value of the estate – the amount of estate taxes that may be paid. This helps you and your heirs plan for the future.
I offer a range of estate planning services that are personalized to meet each individual’s and family’s needs. Contact me online or call 800.681.1295 today to schedule a reduced rate initial consultation with me today.
Probate can be a confusing process at times. The purpose is generally to ensure the validity of a will by a neutral judicial body. Through probate, the will can be evaluated and then the administration of the estate can take place. Though the intentions of the probate court are sound, the judge may not always make the right decisions for the heirs. Without thorough estate planning, especially without any type of will, the probate judge may decide to do whatever he or she wants with the estate, leaving beneficiaries and heirs with nothing. By having a knowledgeable attorney on your side through the probate process, we can take steps necessary in securing the proper evaluation and administration of the estate. As an Orange County and Los Angeles probate attorney, I can aggressively stand up for your rights, the rights of the estate and rights of any heirs throughout the course of probating the will and estate.
Advanced Health Care Directives
In California, we refer to the documents previously called “living wills” as advanced health care directives. These are documents that are created by an individual to dictate the type of medical care he or she would like to receive, if any, if they cannot communicate their wishes. It is also possible in one of these directives to appoint a person to have power of attorney for health care for you. This allows them to make medical decisions on your behalf. I can sit down with clients who are seeking to compose an advanced health care directive and explain the benefits and any potential drawbacks.