Los Angeles Living Trusts

Written by Johnny Kitchens
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Los Angeles living trusts are not necessarily only for those "Angelenos" with large estates to manage. A living trust helps keep more of your estate (your assets) together and ready to be passed on upon your expiration date. All assets titled to the trust, rather than in your name, will usually avoid probate and the associated costs and time delays.

The larger the estate, of course, the more likely the owner is to need extensive estate planning. More often than not, larger estate plans use living trusts, wills, and health and financial plans for Los Angeles asset protection. Assets not transferred into trusts before death will almost always have to go through the probate process.

Los Angeles living trusts for people of more modest means are very similar to trusts for larger estates. One difference is that estates under a certain asset-value may qualify for an expedited probate process which can decrease the associated costs and delays. To figure out which type of estate planning is best for you, you really need to consult with an attorney.

Los Angeles Living Trusts and Legal Consultation

When deciding between Los Angeles living trusts and other estate planning tools, your choice of Los Angeles legal help, or at least consultation, is crucial. The State Bar of California accredits attorneys in the state and enforces the rules of conduct that govern them. The State Bar also certifies attorney referral services, so they are an excellent place to begin your search.

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