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Trust Lawyer in Glendale, CA

A trust is an excellent way to avoid the probate process and make sure your assets go directly to your loved ones as quickly as possible. Make an appointment with an experienced trust lawyer in Glendale, CA, to find out if a trust is right for you and your family. At the Law Office of Laura Widdis, we are dedicated to helping families transfer their wealth with minimum hassle and expense.

A Trust Attorney You Can Trust

A living trust is similar to a will, except that your property passes immediately into the trust. That means these assets are not included in your estate, so they avoid probate. The probate process can take months or even years to run its course, so a trust is often the best way to ensure your loved ones get access to your assets as quickly as possible. Avoiding probate will also save you money on court costs and protect your family's privacy. A trust can also be created in your will, giving you control over the distribution of your assets after your death. Our knowledgeable trust attorney will guide you through the whole process of setting up a trust.


Total Trust Planning

With good trust planning, you can ensure your family's financial stability for years to come. A trust is a legal instrument into which you place assets for management by a trustee. If you become incapacitated due to illness or injury, your trustee will manage the assets in your trust for your benefit, avoiding the need for a conservatorship. Most people would prefer to give control of their assets to a trusted family member or friend. A trust allows you to do this.

After your death, the trustee will distribute the assets held by the trust to the people or organizations you named as your beneficiaries. Trusts are extremely versatile, and can be set up to provide long-term support for children and people with disabilities.

Attorney Stamping Official Document in Glendale, CA

Passing on Firearms with a Gun Trust

Firearms sometimes cause problems after the owner's death. For example, if you are licensed to own a Title II weapon, but your loved ones are not, they may be unable to legally take ownership of the weapon. A gun trust solves this problem. This specialized legal instrument is created specifically for firearms and weapons. It makes transfer of restricted weapons much easier, allowing you to keep your collection in the family. Our trust lawyer will explain all the details during your free consultation and help you determine whether a gun trust is right for you.

Contact us to give your family peace of mind with a living trust. We serve Glendale, California, and surrounding areas, including Van Nuys, La Canada, Arcadia, and Sierra Madre.