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Maria N. Jonsson

Estate planning Attorney at Marina del Rey, CA

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Maria

Learn Maria’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    34%
    Creating Estate Planning documents: living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Health Directives, and assistance with funding the Trust - deed transfers, business assignments, etc. Business Entity Formation (LLC, Corp).

    9 years

  2. Probate
    33%
    Administration of Estates in Probate Court

    9 years

  3. Trusts
    33%
    Trust Administration, representing Trustees or Beneficiaries.

    9 years

Our Law Practice is defined by Client Care and Client Satisfaction as priority one. Phone calls and e-mails are always returned timely. Clients are regularly updated about the status of their case, and scheduled follow-up calls are the norm, not the exception. We regard each client as an ambassador of the Firm, and we go above and beyond to ensure clients can recommend us to their friends and family without any hesitation. The Firm's focus is exclusively in the area of pre-death planning and post-death administration. We have conducted hundreds of probate and trust administration cases in Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties. We truly collaborate wtih clients every step of the way whether it is in creating their estate plan, or in representing a famlily who has lost a loved one and is grappling with the legal side of administering an estate or a trust. We represent indivdiuals, Trustees, Beneficiaries, and Executors.

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Location

Law Offices of Maria N. Jonsson, PC
475 Washington Boulevard
2nd Floor
Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

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Posted by KAWANNA | April 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Angel
Good evening everyone, the reason why I'm writing this review for Maria is I found her just by googling I trust lawyer close to my job. She was the first one that popped up and I'm so thankful that she did. I scheduled my consultation for me and my sister and trust me, we've been through a few lawyers that say they couldn't help us go over my parents trust and they couldn't help us and when I say that I believe that she is really passionate and very helpful with the whole will and trust. I couldn't believe how thorough she was and very patient about going over my parents will and trust. I told her at the end of our consultation that I really appreciate her really helping me and my sister and I just want to tell her again and again. How much me and my sister appreciates her?
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Posted by Rob | February 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Faith in Lawyers Restored
I’d highly recommend Maria for anyone needing help with Trusts, Estates and/or Probate. I wasted 2 years with unhelpful, almost inept, attorneys until I found Ms Jonsson who immediately understood my problem with tangled/conflicting Trusts (incorrectly amended) 2 Estates and Probates. She explained clearly the legal path forward, prepared required documents at each step and kept me in the loop as things progressed through the Courts. Because of the complexity it took another 2 years to resolve matters but with Maria’s guidance and advice those years, unlike the first 2, I understood and felt comfortable with the legal process. Along the way, Maria wrote several assertive letters on my behalf. This attorney is a force – deep knowledge of the law, strong writing and communication skills, billing that’s reasonable and transparent and, for me, it was like working with a close friend who had my best interests at heart.
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Posted by Anne | January 9, 2021
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Excellent Trust Attorney!
Excellent Experience! I would highly recommend Maria Jonsson! She is very professional, efficient, thorough, compassionate and made the process easy. Five stars!
Posted by Lynn | August 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, affordable, kind
Maria was so helpful to me at an incredibly difficult time, after my husband passed away. Her consultation was very informative, her fees very affordable, and her expertise solid — she even helped me discover $1.8K owed to me! I am so grateful to have Maria, such an intelligent and kind attorney, on my side. I recommend her with complete confidence!
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Posted by Scott | August 11, 2020
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Maria Jonsson, Living Trust
Maria was brilliant at helping me pull together my living trust especially during this pandemic. Outside of her kindness, she's extremely professional and patient. She feels like family!
Posted by Joseph | January 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Timely, Pleasure
Ms Jonsson was terrific. She met with my wife and I. Discussed many issues regarding estate planning. Provided documents to review and execute in a timely manner. Easy...no fuss. Outstanding job!
Posted by Faye | June 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Caring Compassionate Lawyer
I hired Maria to do our family trust, due to illness there was a time constrain. She delivered the paperwork as promised on time helped us to navigate the legal maze, and was a kind and understanding person. I would recommend her highly to anyone looking for a lawyer.
Posted by Henry | November 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Maria will restore your faith in lawyers!
Maria is as great as a trust attorney as they get. I found her from a recommendation online, and called her as well as a few other attorneys. She responded right away, and since I was in a rush, she saw me the next morning. Maria was very kind, thoughtful, patient, and took the time to understand my situation and needs. She was very, very thorough, making sure everything was covered and that I didn’t forget any of the details. I felt like I was in good hands with someone I could trust to take great care of me and my personal and business trusts, wills, power of attorneys, etc. I got premium, custom service at an affordable price. I can’t recommend her highly enough, and I will be recommending her to my friends and family.
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Posted by Ann | January 21, 2017
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It doesn't get better than Maria!
She travelled all the way to the hospital in short notice to take care of my dying friend. The trust was done in 24 hours and the price was beyond reasonable. Never in a hurry, Maria takes the time you need both in person and on the phone. I know with Maria, I've got a strong, knowledgeable woman at my back.
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Planning Attorney
Maria helped us with our estate planning. She is very knowledgable and takes the time to explain the process with you. She truly cares about her clients and she works very quickly and efficiently. She went above and beyond to accommodate our work schedule. We have referred our family and friends to her as well. Thanks so much Maria!
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2015
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Professional and Reliable
Maria is truly one of a kind! She is very knowledgable, thorough and efficient. Her guidance and expertise helped us through a very trying time. Not only is Maria very accurate and detail oriented, she cares for her clients and will see things are done properly. She returns messages and emails quickly, and works swiftly to resolve matters.
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Maria Jonsson
A few years ago I consulted with another lawyer to do my Estate Planning. This lawyer was unable to meet with me the second time to sign papers and wrap things up so Maria was "assigned" to me. Maria spent more time with me than my initial visit with the first attorney. Maria was much more through and brought up issues that the other attorney hadn't. I have tremendous respect and confidence in Maria as my attorney.
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Posted by Susan | August 14, 2015
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All positive comments
I can't say enough positive comments! She is knowledgeable, professional, understanding, patient, outgoing, reasonable, and reachable. Thank you Maria!
Posted by Don | August 11, 2015
Excellent Service and Advice
Maria is a good listener and was very helpful in getting me to organize my thoughts on what I wanted in the Trust. Anticipated questions that I had and gave me answers. Very fair with pricing.
Posted by Elisa | August 9, 2015
Fabulous lawyer
Very helpful and generous with her time. Completed a will and trust for us from scratch. Worked on our timeline and with our kids running around. Great ideas and fast execution.
Posted by Isaac | August 7, 2015
If You Need a Living Trust....Maria is the best in town!
My wife and I interviewed several attorneys in the Santa Clarita Valley, and Los Angeles areas. Maria was thorough, and detailed from the very beginning with how she could help. She was up front with costs...and there were no hidden fees, and throughout the process and beyond, Maria has served as an invaluable resource for us! It was a real blessing to meet her, and get to work with her.
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Posted by Michelle | August 7, 2015
Smart, Detailed, Knows this business
Maria is like hiring a loyal best friend to take care of your life. It's not scary, it's not even hard, it was actually fun and freeing to have our whole life and desires spelled out. She has been down so many paths with people and their cases that her advice is beyond important. No matter how much research you have done, she really knows this world of what goes right or goes wrong. She explains everything so when you leave her office you are fully aware of all the laws pertaining to your world and no matter what country or state you have in your plans. I've had many friends do a Trust & Will, when I inquire of what they have, they rarely know and simply say that it's outdated and needs re-done. That shows me their Estate planner/lawyer did not explain nor inform them of how this works. Maria shares everything and makes it so exciting you can't wait to run out and tell everyone how much they need to go see her and get a Trust written up. It is the most inexpensive investment you will ever make in your lifetime. Who will speak for you if there is an accident and you can't speak for yourself? Let alone if you have children or assets. If you don't have a Trust, this is a big deal. A will doesn't hold up the same and takes too long to put into effect. Basically a Trust is yours and whomever you have chosen to speak for you if you can't. A will is overseen by the government and lays on office desks till matters get signed and fees paid. Need I say more!? I fully understand all this because Maria shares her knowledge brilliantly, is patient with silly questions, and responded to us right away. Don't waist time at other places or trying to do it yourself online and becoming frustrated. Once a trust is complete, you don't have to keep re-doing it (amending) Maria shares how you keep all new future adventures/assets/ in your Trust, it's quite simple yet most people are never told how a Trust really works for you. Maybe it's exciting to me because Maria was so great to work with, maybe it would have been awful somewhere else. Get it done, go to her, make your life settled so you can live it fully and be free of any regrets.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Maria N. Jonsson, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • MortensenLaw, Tax, Trust & Probate Attorneys PC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Senior Paralegal
  • MortensenLaw, Tax, Trust & Probate Attorney, PC
  • 2002 - 2012

Education

  • Santa Barbara College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies
  • 1998
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • International Business Management
  • 1997
  • University of Economics, Varna, Bulgaria
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
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Associations

  • State Bar of California, Member of the Trusts & Estates Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • ProVisors
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Beverly Hills Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • Bulgarian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Excellence in Legal Writing
  • Witkin Legal Institute
  • 2011
  • Academic Excellence in Business Associations
  • Witkin Legal Institute
  • 2010
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • CPA and Law Society of Ventura
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
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Estate planning Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maria is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of estate planning and probate. She is kind, patient, and easily makes her clients feel comfortable. I have no reservations about endorsing Maria."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse and recommend Maria Jonsson. Maria is an increadibly caring and compassionate attorney, and puts her clients' satisfaction above all else. She is extremely knowledgeable and skilled in her practice. I have referred clients, friends and family to Maria, and she has expertly handled all of their estate plans or post-death administrations. Further, without exception, everyone I have referred to Maria has later raved about their experiences with her representation."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked against Maria in a matter and she was extremely professional and very easy to work with. I appreciated that she was prompt in her responses. Maria was also a great advocate for her client. I really enjoyed working with her and I hope to do so again in the future."
Trusts Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Maria on several matters. I have always found her to be dependable, knowledgeable, and ethical. I highly recommend Maria."
Trusts Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Maria for several years. She has a great deal of experience, and I would recommend her without hesitation. She is not only an experienced attorney, but she is gracious and compassionate."
Probate Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Jonsson has broad knowledge in many areas of law, including probate, estate planning, trusts and estates. That knowledge, coupled with a unique ability to identify the critical facts necessary to apply the correct legal principals, serves her clients well. In short, she is extremely talented and consequently is a well respected attorney in the legal community."
Trusts Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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