ESTATE PLANNING 
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Estate Planning is exactly what it sounds like-making plans for your estate.  The estate plan you put in place will protect you, your loved ones, and everything you have.  As the unexpected often happens, preparing an estate plan ahead of time will ensure the legal and financial aspects of your affairs have been addressed, while also accounting for the different Federal and State tax issues and implications.

The attorneys and staff at Kayser Law Group will spend time with you to learn about your specific financial situations and to provide you with details which will help you make informed decisions to plan for yourself, your loved ones, and your belongings.

Estate Planning is exactly what it sounds like-making plans for your estate.  The estate plan you put in place will protect you, your loved ones, and everything you have.  As the unexpected often happens, preparing an estate plan ahead of time will ensure the legal and financial aspects of your affairs have been addressed, while also accounting for the different Federal and State tax issues and implications.

The attorneys and staff at Kayser Law Group will spend time with you to learn about your specific financial situations and to provide you with details which will help you make informed decisions to plan for yourself, your loved ones, and your belongings.

CONSERVATORSHIP & GUARDIANSHIP
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A Conservatorship appoints a court-approved agent for adults who cannot handle their finances, medical decisions, or care for themselves. Typically, the court will appoint a conservator when evidence exists indicating that a person is no longer capable of managing his or her own affairs due to illness, age, or decreased capacity.

Planning: 

A Conservatorship appoints a court-approved agent for adults who cannot handle their finances, medical decisions, or care for themselves. Typically, the court will appoint a conservator when evidence exists indicating that a person is no longer capable of managing his or her own affairs due to illness, age, or decreased capacity.
 

Types: 

A Conservatorship appoints a court-approved agent for adults who cannot handle their finances, medical decisions, or care for themselves. Typically, the court will appoint a conservator when evidence exists indicating that a person is no longer capable of managing his or her own affairs due to illness, age, or decreased capacity.

 

Safest Process: 

However,  these tedious and document-intensive processes  can be plagued with delays and expense if someone tries to manage it on their own.  Establishing a California conservatorship is a complex legal  matter best undertaken with the guidance of an experienced law firm.  Our attorneys and staff here at Kayser Pahor are knowledgeable about establishing conservatorships,  and are devoted to the well-being of both our clients and their loved ones who need essential care.  We understand this can sometimes be a painful process for all involved  -  especially when a conservatee is doesn't understand or does not wish to have a conservatorship over them, as in cases where a loved one may be dealing with a mental illness.  Our firm is dedicated to working with our clients to help complete the conservatorship process in a safe and expedient fashion.

PROBATE & TRUST ADMINISTRATION 
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Probate & Trust Administration: 

When a loved one passes away, his or her estate may go through a court-managed process called probate administration, or may be administered outside out the court through a process called trust administration, where the deceased has a trust. In either process the assets of the deceased are managed and distributed.  There are generally three main functions in the administration of a persons estate. They  are:

  1.      COLLECTION of the assets,

  2.      PAYMENT of debts and taxes, and

  3.      DISTRIBUTION of the assets

Probate: 

If a loved one passes away, and probate is necessary, the Court will appoint someone to manage the estate. That person is called an Executor if there is a will, or an Administrator if there is no will. A generic term for an Executor or an Administrator is Personal Representative. The length of time needed to complete the probate of an estate depends on the size and complexity of the estate, the local court rules and the schedule of the probate court. Most estates are settled through probate in about 9 to 18 months, assuming there is no litigation involved.

Trust Administration: 

 If you are a trustee of a loved one's trust, there are specific duties you must complete.  Being a successor trustee confers upon an individual enormous responsibility as well as liability. There are many opportunities for mistakes as well as lasting conflicts. If the trust is administered incorrectly, it could be far more expensive and time consuming. As well, if the trust is not administered timely, then there are new issues related to the administration of a "stale" trust. Often, it is beneficial to contact an attorney to help complete everything properly. An experienced lawyer can help you administer the trust correctly, so you will not be held responsible for liabilities.

Timeliness: 

Whether you are doing a probate or a trust administration, there  are certain  dates that  a Personal Representative or Successor Trustee must meet throughout the process of administration. It is essential that any such person so named in a will or trust contact an attorney as soon  as possible after the death of the decedent in order to avoid legal liability. In extreme cases, that person can be financially liable for failing to abide by their legal duties. For an accumulated seven years, we have represented Executors, Administrators and Successor Trustees in California. We are very familiar with all of the legal rules and procedures governing these actions, and we assist our clients to ensure that they carry out all of their obligations under the law and are duly protected. Everyone at Kayser Pahor is dedicated to being the firm that clients can rely on to handle the confusing and complicated aspects of the law to bring some relief to grieving family members and friends.

REAL ESTATE
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The legal definition of real estate or real property is land and the buildings on it. Real estate law governs who may own and use the land.

This simple concept includes a wide range of different legal disciplines. First, real estate may be either residential or commercial. It can be owned by one person but used by another through rental arrangements. Land can be bought or sold, and due to its high value, there are many local laws that ensure real estate transactions are properly performed and recorded. Land may also pass between family members through estate planning, or may be owned by more than one person. Finally, state and local governments have rules concerning the purposes for which land may be used -- for example, each plot of land must be used according to local zoning laws, and landowners may not damage the surrounding environment.