5x OC Metro Magazine Top 5 Estate Planning Lawyers. 2x Super Lawyer Magazine Rising... more
5x OC Metro Magazine Top 5 Estate Planning Lawyers. 2x Super Lawyer Magazine Rising Star. Youngest ever Long Beach Bar Association President. Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative national legal directory has alsobestowed the highest rating (AV) upon this firm, signifying "very high to preeminent legal ability," and "unquestioned professional ethics." This office is dedicated to uphold... view profile
The Law Offices of Robert L. Cohen is a boutique firm that focuses on probate... more
The Law Offices of Robert L. Cohen is a boutique firm that focuses on probate administration and probate litigation. Attorney Cohen has been practicing since 1990 in all facets of civil litigation, probate, insolvency and real estate. Attorney Cohen created this firm in 1995 and has chosen to concentrate on his probate practice with an emphasis in real estate.
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
Brian Y. Chou is a native of New Jersey and the son of Chinese immigrants.After high... more
Brian Y. Chou is a native of New Jersey and the son of Chinese immigrants.After high school, he moved out to the west coast to attend the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received a degree in economics. Upon the completion of his degree, Brian earned a JD/MBA degree from Pepperdine University. During his time at Pepperdine, he participated in a number of activities. Notabl... view profile
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
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
While working as a paralegal for three years, I became so impassioned by the law... more
While working as a paralegal for three years, I became so impassioned by the law that I went back to law school. Hi, Im Susan Farris Foy and I graduated from Loyola Law School in 1990. Ive been an attorney since 1991 and at first handled litigation cases which gave me experience with the court system. Then my true passion became clear. In 1993 I opened my own practice and have specialized in es... 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.