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How Does Life Insurance Affect Probate?

When a loved one passes away, there are many legal and financial matters to handle. The probate process – the court-supervised process of administering their estate – can be complex. […]

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How to Talk About Estate Planning With Your Parents

No one likes to think about their own mortality, let alone the passing of loved ones. However, discussing estate planning with your parents is one of the most thoughtful and […]

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Beyond Wills and Trusts: Tools to Make Your Estate Plan More Robust

Estate planning involves the allocation, management, and disposal of an individual’s estate through legal documents and strategies. While wills and trusts serve as the pillars of estate planning, enabling you […]

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When Should You Decant Irrevocable Trusts?

Irrevocable trusts are powerful estate planning tools. They offer a variety of benefits like asset protection, tax advantages, and control over how assets are used after your passing. However, their […]

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Estate Planning: A Love Note to Your Future Self and Loved Ones

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about a topic that might not seem as romantic, but holds immense significance for the future of everyone involved.  While this day […]

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Heartfelt Conversations: Discussing Estate Planning With Your Loved Ones

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we invite you to embark on a journey of love that goes beyond the usual expressions. Discussing estate planning is a topic that may feel daunting, […]

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Should You Establish a Digital Estate Plan?

In our increasingly digital world, estate planning has transcended beyond physical assets and legal documents. As we entrust more of our lives to the digital realm, the concept of a […]

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How are Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts Taxed?

Navigating the intricate world of estate planning and trust taxation is a crucial aspect of managing your financial legacy. Trusts, particularly revocable and irrevocable ones, play a pivotal role in […]

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The Impacts of California’s Assembly Bill 133

In an effort to enhance data exchange and improve healthcare coordination, California enacted Assembly Bill 133 (AB 133). This groundbreaking legislation establishes the California Health and Human Services Data Exchange […]

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Can an LLC Help My Kids Avoid California Property Tax Reassessment?

In California, property tax reassessment is a significant concern for homeowners and estate planners. This article will explore how forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) might be a strategic move […]

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

"I have had the pleasure of working with the Keyes Law Group these past months. To date, Mr. Keyes has been a great asset to our family; helping to plan a trust and the appropriate tax strategies for us and the next generation. What has worked very well for my wife and I is the time Mr. Keyes has devoted to not only hearing our financial planning concerns, but to also take the necessary time to explain and offer options for us to consider. We have worked with tax attorneys and financial consultants over the years. For us, a successful relationship is one of the key factors that we strive for. Working with the Keyes Law Group has been a very good fit for us as we work to get our financial affairs in order." -- RY
"I can’t say enough great things about Keyes Law Group! They are thorough, caring, and extremely efficient! I send everyone I know to them for Estate Planning! They took such great care of my family and they have earned my business forever! Look no further than Keyes Law Group if you want a seamless process and to cover all bases for your estate! They aren’t just Estate Attorneys; they are family!" -SL
"The patience with helping us achieve our goal and the patience in breaking down the legalese into simple language that we could understand was very beneficial. We felt we were very well taken care of." -GR
"We truly appreciate your thoughts, ideas and time. I very much value your expertise and look forward to more dialogue about best ways to move forward, build healthier relationships with our children and their children and to pass on our values to the degree we are able." -R.Y.
"I was able to have a honest dialog with such an understanding, compassionate, and caring human being. Thank you." -Y.H.
"I've had the opportunity to work with Elijah for several years now. I started during a challenging situation with my mother and he was terrific. I'd say he's very responsive, reliable and exceptionally fair. Also very empathetic. It's refreshing to engage with him and feel that I'm being well taken care of and my needs are being met. His staff is also lovely and overall super accommodating." -I.S.
"It is very important to research and choose wisely when looking for an estate planning attorney. Did you know that the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization has a unique recognition for attorneys who go beyond the regular requirements to practice Estate Planning? Elijah Keyes has this designation; Certified Estate Planning Specialist. He is extremely well versed with this specific area of law and is a strong advocate for his clients in estate planning, including establishing living trusts, wealth planning and family transfers, dynasty trusts, conservatorships, special needs trusts, elder law medi-cal benefits and planning, trust administration and probate. Thank you Elijah, for being a trusted resource for us and for our clients!" -M.H.
"Keyes Law Group helped our family through a very difficult time with estate planning. He's honest, transparent and genuinely cares about his clients. His own personal experiences have shaped his approach in working with people - especially older folks who might be more mistrusting. He can finesse difficult conversations with ease and for that, I'm forever grateful. 100% recommend!" -Y.V.
"Elijah was very helpful with editing our family trust after my wife passed away. He answered all my question in a timely manner and if he did not know the answer he found out quickly. He would take time out of day to reassure me that he had everything under control. He took his time to explain why he worded the trust the way he did and that I understood what it meant. Will use him again when the trust needs to updated." -D.

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