Are you looking for a good Estate Attorney in the West Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City, Bel Air, Westwood, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu, Calabasas, Torrance, and Greater Los Angeles area to help create your California Living Trust?
You can benefit from CunninghamLegal’s expert team and complete set of California Legal Services, including California Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Asset Protection, Probate Law, Elder Law, and much more.
You Need a Good Living Trust Lawyer
It’s not easy choosing a Living Trust attorney—or at least, it shouldn’t be.
Estate planning is an ever-changing, important field that requires focused expertise to do right. Often, trust attorney Los Angeles firms handle wills and estate plans as a small sideline, and just don’t have the time to keep up with ever-shifting California inheritance or “Death Tax” laws, and even less with federal inheritance tax shifts.
Inheritance law changes come frequently and dramatically, on everything from trusts to taxes to IRAs. Many changes in estate law came in the years 2014, 2017, 2019, and especially 2020 which should trigger a re-think of everyone’s estate plan.
That’s why every attorney in our practice spends time each month on professional development— which means attending webinars and seminars when they aren’t giving webinars and seminars.
If you’ve searched “living trust attorney near me,” then you’ve made a start, but you aren’t done looking and thinking about this. And please, don’t rely on some online trust mill, as a replacement for a trust attorney at a Los Angeles firm. A Living Trust is way too important for a robot, and every trust requires personal customization by an experienced trust attorney in Los Angeles, no matter how simple you may imagine your situation to be.
Estate Planning Attorneys Los Angeles: Being Local Matters
Being local often matters a lot with an estate attorney in Los Angeles.
Estate Planning is a personal relationship. And even as the world moves to attorney video conferencing with Zoom and the like, you will always want a law firm with a local office for signings and paperwork. You also want someone familiar with your local area, which is why you need to search only for trust lawyers near enough to Los Angeles, CA.
Just as importantly, only a full-time Pasadena, Westlake Village, Woodland Hills, Huntington Beach, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City, Bel Air, Westwood, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu, Calabasas, Greater Los Angeles estate attorney will maintain the right estate-related contacts with local accountants and financial planners—they can and should work together for you.
About Los Angeles Area Estate Attorney James L. Cunningham, Jr
Jim Cunningham is the founder and president of CunninghamLegal, the bestselling author of the book Savvy Estate Planning, and is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Specialization — a rare distinction. He speaks frequently on estate & tax planning topics, and serves as lead attorney for the entire CunnninghamLegal team.
Jim’s professional memberships include: California State Bar, Ventura County Bar Association, El Dorado County Bar Association, WealthCounsel, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), California Advocates for Nursing Care Reform (CANHR), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Vistage International and Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association.
We help people plan for some of the most difficult times in their lives, then provide guidance when those times come.
What Do CunninghamLegal Estate Planning Attorneys Do?
The living trust attorneys and staff at CunninghamLegal help people plan for some of the most difficult times in their lives, then provide guidance when those times come.
Our team of Los Angeles trust attorneys has represented families of all types, large and small businesses, celebrities, professionals, and people at every level of income and complexity of assets. Many of our clients work with us right after they’ve gone through the loss of a loved one—a parent, a spouse, a sibling, a partner, a grandparent. We help to provide stability during such times, with the goal of guiding and protecting every client throughout the process. That often includes Trust Administration, and helping new Trustees and beneficiaries understand what to do after a death.
We always approach our work with ethics, knowledge, care, and caring.
Make sure your Last Will & Testament, your Living Will and Health Care Directive, Living Trust, Powers of Attorney, and Estate Plan are up-to-date with your current family situation and the latest laws. Ensure you protect yourself as a trustee.
Need advice from a top Los Angeles trust attorney? We look forward to working with you! Make an appointment for a consultation with CunninghamLegal Los Angeles for Estate Planning and Trust Administration. We offer in-person, phone, and Zoom appointments. Just call (626) 585-6970 , or book an appointment online.