Estate Planning

California Estate Planning

With more than a decade of experience in estate planning, our team can help to ensure that you are prepared for the future by walking you through the entire process of developing and/or modifying the following:

Revocable Trusts: This document is a trust that can have provisions or that can be altered or canceled by the grantor or the originator of the trust.

Last Will and Testament: This document dictates how you would like your affairs handled and assets distributed upon your death.

Durable Power of Attorney: This document gives another individual the legal ability to act for you in financial and medical manners as you have defined.

Advanced Health Care Directive: Also called a living will or medical directive, an advanced health care directive specifies your wishes for end-of-life care. It also identifies who should make decisions about your health care on your behalf if you are unable to do so.

Property Transfers: A property transfer occurs upon the death of an individual based on whom the will stipulates should inherit the deceased individual’s property. It is the transfer of money or the ownership title of a piece of property, including a house or piece of land.

Keyes Law Group, PC strives to protect your best interests and the interests of your family and loved ones in every action that we take.  Our work is designed to enforce and preserve your wishes, even if challenged in a court of law.

Call our office to meet with an estate planning attorney

At Keyes Law Group, PC, we can help you and your family plan for your future and your legacy. For estate planning clients, we offer free 60-minute consultations to learn more about your story and discuss your options. If you need a Silicon Valley estate planning attorney, call our office today to make an appointment.

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What is estate planning and why is it important?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
How Does Divorce Affect Estate Planning in California?
Top Mistakes Made When Managing Aging Parents’ Affairs
Benefits of Making Sure Your Estate Is in Order Sooner Than Later
The Importance of Choosing a Successor Trustee
Why Funding Your Trust Is Important and How To Do It
Holding Real Estate in an LLC
Are There Net Worth Requirements to Have a Living Trust?
Professional Trustee: What Is It and Should I Use One?
Five Common Mistakes in Estate Planning
California Estate Plans: What Is in One, and Why Do I Need One?
Irrevocable Trusts: Pros and Cons in California
Don't Do It! Five Common Mistakes In Estate Plans
Do I Need a Revocable Trust?
How To Avoid California Probate With a Revocable Living Trust

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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