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Can an Old Dog Make New Gifts?: An Analysis of the Anderson v. Hunt Case and Determining the Standard for Mental Capacity to Execute an After Death Transfer by Trust - Law Firm Cooper - Gordon LLP Attorneys Santa Monica, California

Estate planning is an effective means of arranging for the health care needs of a loved one, providing a financial legacy for children or grandchildren, supporting a cherished cause or outlining end-of-life decisions regarding medical care. At Cooper-Gordon LLP, our estate planning attorneys work closely with clients in reallocating assets and protecting assets for the benefit of our loved ones and/or beloved charitable organizations.

The Attorneys at Cooper-Gordon LLP also help folks who may need assistance with administration of an estate, whether it be pursuant to a valid Will or Trust, or whether a loved one has passed away intestate (without leaving a will or trust). Sometimes a conservatorship or guardianship becomes necessary either on a temporary or permanent basis in order to protect the assets and/or the person of someone under some form of disability or infirmity. We handle those kinds of matters as well.

Unfortunately, sometimes competing beneficiaries or other persons of interest may clash in their approach to handling one of these types of issues. We are ready to pursue your interests and evaluate your claims as soon as you come in to see us about such matters.

Regardless of whether you are litigating a probate matter, planning for retirement or helping aging or disabled family members, we can help you weigh your options. To schedule an appointment and learn how we can assist you, contact the trusts and estates planning and litigation attorneys at Cooper-Gordon LLP today.

Estate Planning and Future Financial Security

The Law Offices of Cooper-Gordon LLP assist clients with the following:

Structuring an Estate Plan to Stand the Test of Time

Litigation concerning estate plans has steadily increased in recent years. In order to ensure the trust, will or charitable remainder you create is resistant to potential litigation, it is important to include terms and conditions that rest on a sound legal foundation. That is why our attorneys consult tax experts and financial planners when necessary.

Contact the Estate Planning Lawyers at Cooper Gordon Today

Even if you currently have an estate plan in place, we can audit your plan and identify ways to make it safer, more cost-effective and stronger. If you have not had your estate plan reviewed by a professional in the past five years, it is time to have a qualified trusts and estates attorney go over your options with you and advise you of the changes and current trends in the law. You are never too young or too poor to benefit from a proper estate plan. To schedule an appointment and learn more about how we can help you, contact Cooper-Gordon LLP today.