Orange County Estate Lawyer

Looking for the Right Orange County Estate Attorney For Estate Planning or Probate (Estate Administration) to Lift the Stress of a Complex and Intimidating Process and Have It Done Properly?

As we grow older and pass through the different stages of life, we face new challenges. Estate and elder law issues can create difficulties and confusion if you don’t have the proper guidance.

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Why Choose Geisler Patterson Law?

  • Custom Plans & Solutions – You and your family are unique. That’s why we don’t use fill-in-the-blank documents. Your plan is YOUR plan. Together we create plans that best protect what you’ve built and fulfill your goals.
  • Proactive Approach – We help clients to prevent legal problems and mistakes before they happen.
  • Confidential Case Assessment – During your phone assessment, we will listen to you and help you determine your next steps.
  • Focused Legal Practice – Our firm has always concentrated on elder law, estate planning, asset protection, trust administration, long-term care plans, and closely related areas.
  • No Hidden Fees – Know the costs before starting (in most situations).
  • Experienced – In our many years in business, we’ve helped hundreds of families protect their legacy and plan for their future.
  • We Take Complex & Difficult Cases – This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what’s necessary, even in challenging situations.
  • Alignment with Family Values – We help you consider family dynamics that ensure your values are carried on.
  • Highly Responsive – We strive for “freaky fast” returned client calls. No going dark or waiting days to hear back.
  • Client Education Focused – You’ll get a clear & concise understanding of each step in the process.
  • Trusted – Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. (There are fewer than 40 lawyers in California with this designation.)
  • Highly Reviewed & Rated – Superb rating by respected legal website Avvo, 5.0 review rating on Google. See some of our client reviews below.

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Why Clients Hire Us for Estate Planning

When a life event happens or is potentially anticipated, creating a solid estate plan (or updating your existing plan) helps ensure your wishes are followed, and assets are protected. Although your situation is unique, our experience with so many situations helps ensure we cover all the bases, especially things you may not have ever thought could or would happen or apply to you.

Why Clients Hire Us for Probate (Estate Administration)

If You Don’t Know the Laws or Paperwork
Probate laws, and the forms used, are written in a detailed and hard-to-understand language. Many things in probate are not intuitive, and also they must be achieved in a particular order. Failure to properly and timely accomplish tasks could cause you to be liable personally, or at a minimum, cause delays.

To Avoid or Minimize Family Disputes
Family members may simply disagree on how to handle the inherited property. When a lawyer is involved, these issues are often minimized or avoided altogether.

For Protection
As your attorney, we help protect the executor from personal liability for paying the debts and taxes of the deceased.

Allows You to Focus on Your Family and Job
If you have little free time, getting help from a law firm saves you time.

Reduce Your Stress
Why guess or hope you are not doing things incorrectly? We know the process, and we often carry the burden, so you do not have to worry throughout the process.

Your Reputation Can Be at Stake
If you were named the executor, you have a duty to act in the best interest of the estate and heirs. If you fail in your duty, don’t pay taxes when due, or forget to keep heirs informed, you can be liable personally. An attorney ensures you do things properly.

Savings and Speed
Minimizes court supervision of the executor and saves money by reducing or eliminating amounts the deceased owes creditors. Expedites sale of real and personal property and saves legal fees for the court to confirm the sale. It is not uncommon that the investment in a probate attorney more than pays for itself, and the estate ends up actually having more money than it otherwise would have.

When Estate Assets are Complicated
Certain assets such as real estate, art, or a business can create complications or additional steps like obtaining appraisals, protecting, and insuring the asset. We have handled many of these situations in the past to help maximize what the heirs received.

Client Reviews – Geisler Patterson Law

Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Us & Their Experience:

“amazing attorney,” “Martha really cares for people and takes the time to talk to you, and she doesn’t rush you off the phone,” “fantastic attorney that does everything she can for you,” “The knowledge that she has in elder law is so deep,” “I think what she is doing is outstanding we need more attorneys like this standing up for the Elderly & The Special Needs Community.,” “very responsive whenever I have called or emailed,” “attorneys are knowledgeable and helpful, going above and beyond,” “When it comes to elder law she really knows her stuff.” “staff is well-informed and professional,” “Excellent, thorough, and knowledgeable,” “very knowledgeable and was accessible whenever I had any questions”

If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm, then contact us to see how we can help you and your family.

Services we also provide:

  • Elder Law
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts (MAPT)
  • Dynastic Planning
  • Business Sales & Pass Business On To Children
  • Succession / Probate
  • Guardianship
  • Wills
  • Long Term Care Planning / Assistance
  • Healthcare Planning
  • And More

Our Location

We help families within or near the Orange County area and outside of California when they need to handle issues or an estate for a family member within the state.

Clients come to us from Orange, Irvine, Los Angeles, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Lake Forest, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Ladera Ranch, Rancho Mission Viejo, Laguna Woods, Laguna Niguel, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, Seal Beach, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda, Chino Hills, and all of Orange County.

What To Do Now:

We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and achieve the peace of mind that comes with having everything done properly and efficiently. Since time is often critical to ensure the best result, contact us now by calling us for one-on-one assistance at (866) 452-9657(866) 452-9657 with your questions, a description of your situation, or to schedule a consultation. You may also simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office. You can expect a reply within one business day and often within hours the same day. All information is confidential.