Hinshaw Estate Planning is a practice group of Hinshaw, Marsh, Still and Hinshaw LLP. We provide comprehensive estate planning, and aggressive and skilled representation in estate and trust litigation matters for our clients in Saratoga, San Jose, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Campbell, Santa Cruz, Los Altos, Palo Alto, and the surrounding Bay Area community.
Proper estate planning is not about preparing a set of "documents"-- it's about providing solutions for people and their loved ones. Nevertheless, many law firms only briefly meet with their clients and churn out boilerplate revocable living trusts with limited provisions and a "one-size fits all" mentality. We don't. We take the time to get to know our clients as people. We learn about their hopes, fears, dreams, values, and aspirations and then provide personalized solutions that achieve their particular goals and objectives.
We know that the most important part of the estate planning process is you and your family. We will walk you through the estate planning process and ensure that all of your important estate planning goals and objectives are achieved. We can also provide highly personalized and comprehensive estate planning that will protect your loved ones’ inheritance from being lost to divorce, creditors, predators, lawsuits, and immaturity.
Together, we will create an estate plan that protects you and your family from the nightmare of probate and conservatorship/guardianship proceedings. You will control your property while you are alive, and give what you have to whom you want, the way you want and when you want. You will have peace of mind knowing that in the event you become disabled or incapacitated you and your loved ones will be taken care of in the way you want, and upon your death your accumulated assets will go to your loved ones easily and without unnecessary court costs and attorney’s fees.
The biggest mistake people make is not having a plan at all. If you don’t make a plan, the State of California has a plan for you. It involves public probate, conservatorship and/or guardianship proceedings that are costly, time consuming and may or may not be in accord with your wishes.
Hiring an estate planning attorney at Hinshaw Estate Planning ensures you will be in control of your property if you pass away or are incapacitated and your children will be taken care of by whom you want. If you are in need of an estate plan, don't delay and contact our offices today to set up a complimentary initial consultation with an estate planning attorney. For client convenience, we also offer flexible scheduling.
There can be many reasons for litigation over a trust or estate, both simple and complex. Cases can be brought against trustees or executors by beneficiaries or creditors. One of the most frequent causes of estate litigation is the failure or alleged failure of the trustee to make timely or adequate distribution of trust proceeds to trust beneficiaries. Other cases involve trustee accountings, trustee and/or fiduciary removal, fraud, breach of trust terms, will and trust contests, or contests between beneficiaries based on family conflicts or disagreements over inheritances.
Our estate and trust litigation lawyers represent trustees and beneficiaries in a sensitive and professional manner, putting our knowledge and focus on trusts and estates to work for you. When litigation is necessary, our extensively experienced attorneys will aggressively fight for you and your interests, presenting your case with the thoroughness and skill you need and deserve.
If you need legal assistance with a trust litigation matter, please contact our offices today to set up an initial consultation.