I pride myself on building lasting relationships with my clients and offering a... more
I pride myself on building lasting relationships with my clients and offering a personalized, family-oriented approach to legal services. When I meet with a perspective client, I immediately set out to identify the client's specificneeds and tailor my legal advice to fitthem.My goal is toimplement sophisticated estate and business planning ideas without the unnecessary hassle and complexity.
This is about YOU! What do you need to solve your problem and to feel safe and... more
This is about YOU! What do you need to solve your problem and to feel safe and secure? We can help you do that by addressing your needs. Don't sit back and do nothing. If you don't have a will, trust, powers of attorney, health care instructions, then to protect yourself and to be safe, you need to do something about that. If you are a beneficiary of a trust and the trustee won't tell ... view profile
I began my career in science. I have a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology and I have... more
I began my career in science. I have a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology and I have worked as a research assistant at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and as a senior research associate at the University of California Los Angeles. While in law school, I clerked at an Elder Law firm which focused on Medicaid Qualification, Probate, Guardianships and Estate Planning. I graduated... view profile
I left college to fight in the Vietnam War (1967 to 1971). Then I worked in... more
I left college to fight in the Vietnam War (1967 to 1971). Then I worked in financial management for my church for 3 years. After 3 years at Xerox, I've been self employed, first as an accountant andEnrolled Agent while in law school(tax preparer authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS), and then as an attorney since 1984. I have two children andtwo step children. My hobbies are swing ... view profile
Joe is an active member of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar... more
Joe is an active member of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, including the Association’s Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, and the Business Section; the Beverly Hills Bar Association; the Irish American Bar Association; as well as Elder Law Associations such as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the California Advocacy for Nursi... 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.