Estate Planning

Protecting Your Wealth Through Thoughtful And Intentional Planning

Whether you are a young couple anticipating the birth of a child, a professional at the height of your career, a family wondering how to handle the costs of aging, or a retiree hoping to pass on a legacy to your children, you need an estate plan to protect you, your loved ones and your legacy – in life and in death.

Why Choose Gostanian Law Group?

We at the Gostanian Law Group have litigated countless trusts and estates. We have seen families divided and monies spent that should have gone to the beneficiaries. Knowing what can go wrong, our experienced and trusted lawyers can best advise you in order to avoid problems at the start.

“Planning is a process of choosing among those many options. If we do not choose to plan, then we choose to have others plan for us.”

-Richard L. Winwood

The goal of a good estate plan – including a revocable living trust, last will and testament, powers of attorney for financial management, health care directives and other supporting documents – is to avoid probate court, place the best person in charge who will effectively marshal assets, account to the beneficiaries and distribute the balance as efficiently as possible (by limiting tax liability and minimizing the risk of litigation). If you fail to properly plan, California statutes determine how your assets are distributed during probate. Our experienced estate planning lawyers can help you develop a thoughtful plan that identifies potential issues and provides for the smooth administration of your estate.

Achieving Your Goals — Providing Peace Of Mind

A good estate plan takes into consideration each individual’s objectives, potential estate taxes and the needs of potential heirs. Failure to properly plan could cost your estate thousands of dollars that would have otherwise been passed onto your heirs. We provide comprehensive estate planning counsel, including:

  • Wills, codicils and amendments
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Special needs trusts (both first-person and third-person) First-person (i.e., via a personal injury award) Third-person (i.e., via family members)
  • Deeds
  • Assignments
  • Powers of attorney
  • Transmutation agreements
  • Living wills
  • Advance health care directives
  • Customized estate plans

Trust And Estate Administration

Our experienced trust and estate attorneys will help guide you to ensure that the intent of the person who wrote the will or established the trust is carried out. Contact us to learn how we can help with probate, trust and estate administration. Contact the Gostanian Law Group by email or by calling us at 866-330-0578 in Newport Beach to schedule a free, 30-minute initial consultation with our experienced trust and probate attorneys.