Estate Planning, Probate and Litigation in Downey, California

If you are seeking a California Certified Specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law attorney in Downey, California, you have come to the right place.  Paul D. Velasco, founder of Velasco Law Group and Peter Sahin, a long time attorney at the Velasco Law Group are both certified as specialists in estate planning, trust and probate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization – a distinction held by less than one percent of all attorneys in California.

Gateway Location

Downey is located in southeast Los Angeles County, California just 13 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.  It is considered part of the Gateway Cities and is the birthplace of the Apollo space program. Downey is also the home of the oldest operational McDonald’s restaurant in the world. As of the 2010 census, Downey had a total population of 111,779.1

The offices of Velasco Law Group are located at 10631 Paramount Boulevard in the heart of the city of Downey.  You can reach our office easily from the 5, 405 and 710 Freeways; coming to visit our firm offers a great escape for Los Angeles area residents who crave some Cuban cuisine or the delicacies available at the Portos Bakery.

Supporting Our Clients in Downey and its’ surrounding cities throughout Los Angeles

The legal team at Velasco Law Group is dedicated to helping clients in Downey and the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area. We are able to provide legal services in English and Spanish. We take the time to understand each client’s requirements and develop customized plans.  Our key practice areas include estate planning/wills/trusts, estate administration, probate, estate litigation, conservatorships, pet trusts and LGBTQ estate planning.  These services help you plan for and control the distribution of your estate to save money, avoid litigation and provide for your family and heirs.

What Downey and all Los Angeles Residents Need to Know About Estate Planning

Estate planning is a gift that you give to your loved ones.  However, the most universal reason for which most of us ignore estate planning is taking our days of health and living for granted. Another reason is not taking the time to become aware of what happens if we don’t plan for the event of death. The cold hard fact is that if you don’t prepare, the State of California will decide for you. Without a plan, the future of your assets is decided entirely out of your or your family’s hands. Left unprepared, a single family member or many members can be left with a very uncertain future and the regret of not having been able to fulfill your wishes.

Estate Planning is Not Just for the Rich and Famous

You don’t have to be a Rockefeller to plan your estate. Estate planning is simply the process of leaving behind an intention for your assets and a blueprint for your closest relatives to follow. Whether all that is left behind in a single checking account or multiple real estate properties, advance planning for the unknown day of passing is essential to ensuring your wishes are met. Not to mention, taking care of these legal details during the present not only unburdens your family financially but emotionally as well. The Velasco Law Group is known for taking the time to understand individual family issues to protect your family and lessen the burden of navigating the legal process after death.

We Help Families Avoid or Navigate Probate

The guidance of an attorney can help families avoid the California Probate process. In the event that a family must go through the probate process, the importance of having an attorney who is working on behalf of the client’s interest is incredibly valuable. Even the best cases that include a written Will can be challenged and contested, to say nothing of Wills with multiple beneficiaries or of families who enter the process blindly without a Will.  Relevant documents, lists of assets, designated decision makers – these all need to be carefully thought out to come as close to the desires of the maker as possible.

If you have questions regarding estate planning/wills/trusts, estate administration, probate, estate litigation, conservatorships, pet trusts and LGBTQ estate planning, please contact the Velasco Law Group HERE.

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