I am a different type of estate planning attorney. In 2012 I was certified by the... more
I am a different type of estate planning attorney. In 2012 I was certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialists as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust,and Probate Law. This is a creedential only bestowed on a small percentage of California Estate Planning attorneys. I also have my LL.M. in Taxation which allows me to spot and assist with tax issues related to estate plans.
Chris Johnson serves clients in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside... more
Chris Johnson serves clients in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties in trusts, wills and probate. He brings extensive experience in drafting estate plans for small to the largest estates, as well as years of reaching successful outcomes for clients in disputes involving wills, trusts or elder abuse. He is a Dean's Scholar graduate of Pepperdine University School of La... view profile
Katie's practice is concentrated in the areas of tax, trust and estate matters with... more
Katie's practice is concentrated in the areas of tax, trust and estate matters with an emphasis in estate planning, trust and probate administration, and estate and gift taxation. Her practice also includes estate and trust litigation, guardianships and conservatorships. Before joining Albrecht Barney, Katie practiced law at the law firm of Snell Wilmer L.L.P. Katie also previously worked ... view profile
Twenty years ago, while still in law school, I was doing project work for 10-12... more
Twenty years ago, while still in law school, I was doing project work for 10-12 other attorneys, which allowed me to gain experience in many areas. When I became an attorney 15 years ago, I had obtained a breadth of experience in civil, family, criminal, personal injury, probate litigation, immigration, contracts, construction defect, landlord tenant, and bankruptcy. Ultimately, I have pru... view profile
Jeffrey R. Matsen is a graduate of Brigham Young University, cum laude, and received... more
Jeffrey R. Matsen is a graduate of Brigham Young University, cum laude, and received his law degree with honors (Order of the Coif) from the UCLA School of Law.Jeff served as a Captain in the US Marine Corps and is the Founder and Managing Partner of Matsen Voorhees Law, the Estate Planning and Business Transactions Department of the Orange County California law firm of Bohm Matsen.Matsen Voorh... view profile
In August 2010, I opened the doors of my own firm. Prior to this, I was a senior... more
In August 2010, I opened the doors of my own firm. Prior to this, I was a senior associate at Quinlivan Wexler LLP where I had been a member of the Estate Planning and Probate department since joining the firm in 2001. I am dedicated to personalized service for each and every client. My approach is educational and proactive – I first determine each client’s individual needs, desires and value... 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.