As the son of two military officers, Samuel B. Ledwitz learned organization, pride,... more
As the son of two military officers, Samuel B. Ledwitz learned organization, pride, discipline and a desire to help others at a very young age. After living in England, Germany and Washington State until the age of 8, Mr. Ledwitz grew up in Southern California and graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a bachelor's degree in finance, real estate and law. Mr. Ledwit... view profile
I am passionate about helping families, individuals and business owners protect... more
I am passionate about helping families, individuals and business owners protect themselves during incapacity and plan for the disposition of their assets to whom they want, when they want and how they want when their life ends through proper ESTATE PLANNING. I pride myself on explaining how to avoid Probate and why you need the documents I'm recommending while giving you seasoned advice to help... view profile
Jane Lee has been with our firm since 2005. Ms. Lee earned her Bachelors Degree in... more
Jane Lee has been with our firm since 2005. Ms. Lee earned her Bachelors Degree in Business Economics and History from University of California, Los Angeles, and also spent a semester in Florence, Italy to focus on art history. She earned her Juris Doctorate Degree from Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri in 2003. In 2010, Ms. Lee was awarded her certification as a Califor... view profile
I am a second generation probate lawyer and have been practicinglaw inthe building I... more
I am a second generation probate lawyer and have been practicinglaw inthe building I share with my father for over 20 years. I handle all types of probate matters including wills, trusts estates, conservatorships and guardianships.
Philip J. Kavesh is a nationally recognized attorney, authority, speaker, educator... more
Philip J. Kavesh is a nationally recognized attorney, authority, speaker, educator and technical innovator in estate planning. Phil has earned significant recognition and accolades during his over 27 years of practice as an estate planning attorney. Phil holds a Master Degree (LL.M.) in Tax Law and is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. ... view profile
Peter has been with our firm since 2003. Mr. Keon received hisadvanced (Masters)... more
Peter has been with our firm since 2003. Mr. Keon received hisadvanced (Masters) degree in Tax Law, as well as his Juris DoctorateDegree from Temple University School of Law. Mr. Keon also holdsthe Certified Public Accountant designation and previously practicedas a CPA before entering law. He earned his Bachelors Degree fromFranklin & Marshall College. Mr. Keon’s specialty areas include the I... view profile
John W. Chang has been with the Law Firm of Kavesh, Minor & Otis since 2007, shortly... more
John W. Chang has been with the Law Firm of Kavesh, Minor & Otis since 2007, shortly after being admitted to the California State Bar. Mr. Chang was born in Taiwan, raised in the South Bay, and received his Bachelors of Arts from the University of California, Riverside, in Political Science. He thereafter earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Western State University College of Law and served... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.