At the Law Office of Lorie Homer Kraus, clients experience a personal approach to estate planning and estate administration. As a solo practitioner, my priority is to be always accessible to my clients, to provide the highest level of legal services with careful attention to each client's individual needs and goals, and to ensure that my clients feel confident and supported as they go through the process of lifetime planning or administering a loved one's estate.
As an estate planning practitioner, I help clients proactively plan for an array of life events and challenges. This can include creating a plan for the future distribution of your assets and the care of your dependents; ensuring that you receive proper physical and financial care during your lifetime in the event of disability; managing the care and protecting the assets of aging parents and children with special needs; and making sure that your health care and end of life wishes are known and honored.
When a loved one dies, I assist clients in administering the estate, guiding clients through the process with compassion and careful attention to their special needs. I also provide ongoing legal guidance to trustees in managing trust assets and distributions.
Regardless of the size of your estate, proper estate planning will provide many benefits to you and your loved ones. Using the various mechanisms of estate planning will allow you to ensure that the assets you have worked hard to accumulate will be maximized and distributed as you intend, while minimizing taxes and expenses. In addition, having an estate plan in place benefits your loved ones by mitigating the stress, cost and confusion that can otherwise accompany an individual's death or incapacity. Most of all, estate planning can give you peace of mind, knowing that you have done the right thing for those most important to you and have planned for unexpected life events.
I invite you to contact me for a no cost initial phone consultation.
Durable Powers of Attorney
Advance Health Care Directives
Administration of Decedent's Estates or Trust
Conservatorships and Guardianships
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For a consultation in our Santa Monica office, call (310) 576-9205 or contact us by email at LKraus@LKrausLaw.com.