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You have worked hard to achieve success. Now you want to make sure your assets are protected, your golden years spent in comfort, and your loved ones well taken care of after you are gone. I have dedicated my career to helping individuals and families from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds do just that. The estate plans I create for you and the people you love will protect your hard-earned assets, use the tax laws to utmost advantage so you pay minimal, if any, tax, ensure your children’s inheritance, enable you to pass on your values, goals and work ethic, and provide for a smooth and profitable ‘exit’ if you own a business. In sum, I will help protect both your family and your legacy. And even if you already have a plan, chances are I can make it significantly better. After all, an outdated or inadequate plan is often worse than no plan at all.
If you don’t have an estate plan, the IRS will create one for you. Not surprisingly, the IRS’s plan will not focus on minimizing taxes or looking out for the best interests of you and your heirs. That’s not the IRS’s goal. It is mine.
We provide all of the following estate planning services and more:
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Kirsten is a very talented attorney and a truly caring person. I have looked to her for input in the past and found her to be very knowledgeable and willing to share her experience. She is a wonderful person and lawyer.
John Massih Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Owner||Law Office of Kirsten Howe||2005 - Present|
|Associate||Law Office of Jeremy D. Weinstein||1997 - 2009|
|Associate||Morgenstein & Jubelirer LLP||1987 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Estate Planning Council of Diablo Valley||member||2007 - Present|
|Mt. Diablo Business Women||President||2007 - 2011|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association||member||1997 - Present|
|State Bar of California||member||1986 - Present|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|University of Michigan Law School||Biology||Other - Bachelors||1980|
|Ten Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes||Estate Planning||2011|
|Estate Planning Bootcamp for Advisors||Estate Planning||2010|
|Estate Planning Bootcamp for Advisors||Estate Planning||2009|