Woodland Hills, California attorney practicing probate, conservatorship, estates, wills, trusts, estate planning, will & trust contests, probate litigation, living wills, powers of attorney, elder law, and more.
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Litigation, Probate, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills
Dennis J. Polen is the founder and principle attorney of the Law Offices of Dennis J. Polen in Woodland Hills, California. He serves individual and commercial clients in a wide range of cases, including real estate, estate administration, business...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Probate, Business, Estate Planning
In addition to providing a unique level of service to my clients, I am a dedicated volunteer in my commmunity. I spend all my free time with my horses, hiking, gardening and enjoying time with family and friends.
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Elder Law, Probate, Estate Planning
Review: “I met with several lawyers and he has been the best. I am a small business owner. The IRS was trying to say that I owed over 90k in taxes due an audit which i was was represented in effectively. He saved me and my family....
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Tax, Wills & Living Wills, Probate
I approach the practice of law from a client-centric point of view. For me, being certain that my client's experience is positive when dealing with legal matter is paramount. For instance, if you come to me, infuriated by something someone ...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Probate, Litigation, Business
Review: “John has the perfect blend of people skills with depth of knowledge on estate planning, creating and administering trusts and wills, and doing what it takes to avoid a probate situation. I have referred a number of famil...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Probate, Business, Tax
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A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.