Our attorney, Caprice L. Collins, has very deep ties to the Greater Los Angeles community, and this connection is at the core of our relationship with our local clients. Ms. Collins completed her distinguished academic career by graduating from Harvard Law School, and she has been in the elder law and estate planning field for over 30 years.
Community service is extremely important to Ms. Collins. Through her public speaking engagements, she has been able to generate over $4.5 million for the benefit of worthy nonprofit causes and institutions. She has also donated her time to raise funds for the American Heart Association, the American Association of Retired People, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Our firm is dedicated to providing you with quality estate planning resources, so you can become familiar with all of the existing options. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family’s future.
If you have a well-drafted estate plan in place, you’ll ensure that your estate passes to whom you want, when you want, and is carried out in the manner you’ve chosen. You can rest assured that your family won’t have to endure the public process and costly matter of probate. The government won’t be able to take what you’ve spent a lifetime building. But you need to be aware of the many options that exist in estate planning—and you must choose your attorney wisely.
That is why the Collins Law Group offers this wealth of free information and free seminars. Read our Estate Planning articles, and if you’re in the area, join us at an Estate Planning seminar. We want you to feel confident about the choices you make—let us be your guide on the path toward preserving your family’s future.
Through the use of Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Gifting Strategies, our firm helps families preserve their wealth for future generations, minimize estate taxes, and avoid the expense and nightmare of probate.
We provide comprehensive, tailored estate planning services to meet all of our clients’ needs. Below is a sampling of the type of services we offer. If you have questions about any of our services, please do not hesitate to contact us or call us at (310) 677-9787 ext. 5.
Legacy Planning is a more holistic approach to estate planning. We help clients preserve their financial wealth and their legacy, including their life stories and family heirlooms, for future generations. Our non-traditional planning methods include special provisions and protections in Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Gifting Strategies. This planning also includes minimizing estate taxes, avoiding the expense and nightmare of probate, protecting against remarriage after death of the 1st spouse, and protecting beneficiaries from a possible future divorce.
Our law firm offers estate planning assistance for the unique needs of Family Businesses. We help clients preserve this important part of their legacy for future generations.
Estate Planning for the LGBTQ Community
We offer guidance and assistance to members of the LGBTQ Community on their unique estate planning needs. This includes assistance in setting up Living Trusts, and Health Care Directives.
Our law firm helps clients create a plan to handle their affairs in the event of an incapacity before they pass away. This includes planning to avoid a Living Probate or Guardianship proceeding.
IRA & Retirement Planning
Our law firm has experience in the complex area of estate planning with IRAs and other retirement plans. We help ensure clients and their beneficiaries are protected by employing tax reduction techniques.
Medi-Cal Elder Law Services
We help clients qualify for government medical benefits legally and ensure their estates are preserved for their families, instead of their nest egg being wiped out by high nursing home expenses.
Helping People, Preserving Legacies
Speaking of the Alzheimer’s Association, you should be aware of the fact that 45 percent of people who are at least 85 are suffering from this disease. Many people with Alzheimer’s require long-term care, and Medicare does not pay for it.
We offer solutions to people in Los Angeles who are concerned about long-term care expenses. This will typically involve strategies that lead to Medi-Cal eligibility, because Medi-Cal does pay for long-term care.
Our firm helps people address issues that they may face toward the end of their lives, but we also work with our clients to shape lasting legacies. There are numerous different ways to get assets into the hands of your loved ones after you are gone, and the best course of action will depend upon the circumstances.
A last will can be a suitable choice when very simple circumstances exist, but there are other options. There are multiple different types of trusts that can be more beneficial in many cases. You should understand all of the facts so that you can provide for your loved ones in the ideal manner.
Personalized attention is very important to our firm. We get to know our clients, we gain an understanding of their objectives, and we evaluate their financial capabilities. Ultimately, we make individualized recommendations. In the end, our clients can go forward with peace of mind.
Asset Protection & Business Planning
We help clients who are small business owners and those who are most susceptible to being sued by assisting with Lawsuit and Asset Protection. We also assist with Business Succession Planning and Small Business Planning. Some of the tools and strategies used are Family Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Buy-Sell Agreements.
Estate Planning and Your Pets
Our firm cares about the welfare of your pets. Your beloved pets need to be protected in the event you are no longer there to take care of them. Estate Planning and implementing a Pet’s Trust can ensure that your pets are provided for after your death.
Special Needs Planning
We offer assistance to clients who have special needs family members by creating Special Needs Estate Plans. These tailored plans help them preserve government benefits while having their loved one cared for in all areas of their life: financial, educational and medical, and most importantly, their emotional and personal needs in the future.
Trust Administration & Probate
We help families who have experienced the loss of a loved one with the ensuing Probate or Trust Administration process.
We help clients preserve their wealth and achieve their long-term financial goals. Our attorneys work closely with clients’ financial advisors to make sure their estate plan and their financial plan are coordinated and meet the clients goals.