Torrance & South Bay Estate Planning & Probate Lawyer
Samuel Morison Ford Law offers an array of services that will assist you and your family in planning for the future of your family and loved ones. It is never too early to plan, as you can never be too prepared. No matter the amount of wealth and property, an experienced Probate and Estate Administration Lawyer is a must-have to save your family and loved ones from future stress, confusion, and disappointment. We will also help you keep as much of your wealth as possible to distribute among your family, friends, and loved ones.
Samuel Morison Ford is a Top Probate Attorney, who earned his J.D. from the University of California, Davis, School of Law. He then followed his passion for estate planning to guide families in Torrance, California and surrounding areas in planning how to distribute their wealth. He is an expert in many areas of law focused on estate planning, probate, and living trusts, and trust administration. No matter your situation, Samuel Morrison is dedicated to giving you the personal attention you deserve and will draft an estate plan tailored to your individual needs and to help you take care of those you love.
We help to make estate planning easier and pain-free for you and your family!
Samuel Morison Ford Law would like to make estate planning less stressful for you, your family, and your loved ones. In order to ensure that your estate passes to your heirs efficiently inexpensively, while protecting your assets, reach out to Samuel Ford Law at 310-755-0383. Our office in Torrance, California, will gladly guide you in each of the following areas:
- Wills– legal documents that itemize your wishes regarding your children, assets, and property after your death
- Trusts– part of an estate plan in which a third party holds assets on the behalf of a beneficiary
- Powers of attorney– legal documents that allow a person to act in place of another person
- Healthcare Directives– legal documents that explain how a person would like to be taken care of medically across end-of-life stages, taking the stress of decision-making off your family and loved ones
- Living Wills– legal documents that spell out specifically what a person’s medical preferences are for end-of-life decisions, taking the decision-making off loved ones
- Blended Families Planning– legal documents that provides for distribution of property and wealth to the current spouse and how it is distributed once that current spouse dies
- Business Succession Planning– legal plan that states who will own or run your business upon your passing
- Gift and Estate Tax Planning– strategies to help keep your taxes lower and pass your wealth to your beneficiary
- Property Tax Planning– projections of how much property tax might be paid over time
An estate plan can range from a simple will that only addresses family, friends, pets, and charities to a plan that needs to address multigenerational wealth and how it will be distributed.
Call 310-755-0383 today to schedule a consultation with expert Estate Planning Attorney at Samuel Morison Ford Law. We can help ease any anxiety about what might happen to your estate in the future.
What is probate? How can our firm help you navigate probate?
A Probate and Estate Administration Lawyer from the Law Office of Samuel Morrison Ford will be able to assist you with all probate matters during the stressful time of losing a loved one. Probate is one of the final stages of passing wealth from one generation to the next. Depending on the size of the estate, the will, and the complexity of the assets, the probate process might become quite overwhelming for someone who is not a lawyer. Let a Top Probate Attorney in Torrence, CA, guide you through this process and help take your mind off this complicated task during an already trying time.
Our team can guide you with the knowledge of which estates and assets must go through probate and when. An experienced Probate Administration Attorney will know when a petition might be filed with the court for exemptions from probate, therefore maximizing wealth that could be passed on to family members and loved ones.
The probate process can take anywhere from twelve months to several years. With an experienced Probate and Estate Administration Lawyer by your side, the length of time will be compacted due to their expertise and knowledge of probate law. Call and schedule a consultation with us at 310-755-0383.
Whether or not there was a will made by the deceased also impacts the probate process. If there is a will, then the process might be more straightforward than if there is no legal will in place. Whichever might be your case, do not navigate probate in Torrance, California, without the legal expertise of our team here at Samuel Morison Ford Law. Call us at 310-755-0383.
An Experienced Probate Administration Attorney will be able to ensure that your loved one’s estate is distributed fairly, properly, and efficiently. If you find yourself in need of an experienced Probate and Estate Administration Lawyer, consult with a member of our Samuel Morison Ford team by calling 310-755-0383 today.
We can help with both living trusts and trust Administration
A Living Trust Lawyer will help a person organize their assets and develop a trust, instead of creating the trust under the terms of the person’s will once they have passed away. The beneficiaries named in the trust will not receive the property until after one has died. If you are ready to create your will and set up trust(s) on your own terms instead of letting the courts decide, once you are gone, reach out to Samuel Morison Law in Torrance, CA, at 310-755-0383. Call us to schedule a consultation, in order to ensure that your friends, family, and other loved ones are well taken care of in the future.
Acting as a trustee is a demanding and time-consuming role, even for those who have been down this road before and know what to expect. While those who are not lawyers are allowed to become a trustee, it might be a source of confusion and/or anxiety, if one has never acted in the trustee capacity before. Reach out to someone at Samuel Morison Ford Law at 310-755-0383 in order to schedule a consultation. This journey is easier walked with an expert by your side.
An experienced Trusts and Estates Lawyer can also play the role of trust administrator or trustee. A trustee has many duties when administering a trust. Some of those tasks are, but not limited to:
- Notifying beneficiaries and heirs at law
- Inventory and take control of all trust assets
- Review and understand trust documents
- Determine the value of the estate and pay all bills
- File tax returns
- Begin distribution to beneficiaries
Let us, at Samuel Ford Law, guide you through trust administration. The process will run smoothly more efficiently with a seasoned professional of more than a decade navigating alongside you. Call 310-755-0383 to consult with a Trusts and Estates Attorney from the Law Office of Samuel Morison Ford in Torrance, CA, today.