Estate Planning Is a Must for All Responsible Adults
Welcome to the online home of the Collins Law Firm. We are estate planning attorneys who assist clients in the greater Los Angeles area.
When you plan your estate, you are providing for the people that you love. This is a profound endeavor, and your family deserves personalized attention.
We treat our clients with the utmost respect, and we can help you create a personalized plan that ideally suits your needs.
Estate Planning Services
There are different ways to transfer assets, and the optimal course of action will vary depending on the circumstances. Last wills are often utilized, but in many cases, a trust can be a better choice.
You should understand your options and act in an informed manner.
We live in a litigious society, and people in certain professions are inherently exposed to lawsuits. If you take the right steps, you can protect your assets from claimants.
One thing leads to another, and you should think holistically when you are preparing for the future. Your estate plan should be embedded within a broader, comprehensive financial plan.
If you are a family business owner, you have a unique set of estate planning concerns. We can answer all of your questions and help you create a plan that leads to the fruition of your goals.
Many seniors become unable to handle all of their own affairs toward the end of their lives. You can empower your own hand-picked decision-makers when you create an incapacity plan.
IRA & Retirement Planning
Your golden years can be the best years of your life, but they can turn to tin if you fail to plan ahead effectively. You should work within a solidly constructed plan that leads to a comfortable retirement.
Legacy planning is a more complete form of estate planning. When you craft your legacy, you shape the way that you will be remembered after you are gone.
LGBT Estate Planning
Relevant laws have been changing, and many people within the LGBT community have estate planning questions. We are sensitive to the needs of the community, and we can provide answers.
Medi-Cal and Elder Law Services
Medi-Cal is important for a high percentage of seniors, because Medicare will not pay for long-term care. You should understand the facts and brace yourself for assisted-living costs.
You provide for your loved ones in your estate plan, and most of them walk on two legs. However, you should also remember your fine furry friends when you are putting a plan in place.
Special Needs Planning
Many people with special needs rely on need-based government benefits. It takes careful planning to provide for a loved one with a disability without jeopardizing government benefit eligibility.
Trust Administration & Probate
Postmortem planning is part of the equation. An effective estate plan will facilitate a smooth and efficient passage through the estate administration process.