What We Do
We provide estate planning in California and other related services such as trust litigation, creation of wills and trusts, Medi-cal and veteran benefit assistance. Take time to review the details below or get in touch with us today.
Planning For Life
Life’s unpredictability forces you to think of ways to prepare for possibilities that may affect you, your loved ones, or your business. And although it may appear that there are obvious choices, working with an experienced estate planning lawyer will help you get the most effective legal strategy to protect you and the ones you love.
Family Protection Planning
Planning for your children’s well-being if something ever happens to you and your spouse may be unsettling, but it’s critically important that all loving parents do it. Without proper planning, your children could suffer if you fail to map out their future without you.
Estate Planning in California
You want to take care of your loved ones and distribute your property when you want and in the way that you want when you are no longer around. You also want to make sure that your resources are available to take care for you if you become ill or incapacitated. Estate planning can help you protect yourself and your loved ones if the unexpected happens to you.
Elder Law or Medi-Cal Planning
Chances of incapacity or illness increase with old age. You can protect your or your loved one’s assets from the high cost of long-term nursing care through Medi-Cal long-term care planning.
You established a business in hopes of pursuing your passion and having dependable income. Because of your business’s central role in your life and income, taking half measures with planning — or not planning at all — is not a good idea. With strategic business planning you can protect yourself, your business, and your loved ones.
Business Succession Planning
What if you no longer want to own or run your business, but you want to make sure that selling or passing the business on to someone else is hassle-free? Your business exit strategy should be cost-effective, free of stress, and in line with your and your loved ones’ interests. Crider Law Group can help you plan for your business’ future.
Special Needs Planning
Having a loved one with a disability requires careful planning to protect your loved one. Merely entrusting their inheritance to chance or to a “good faith” friend or family member leaves the disabled loved one susceptible to a host of external threats. With a special needs planning, your loved one will be protected.
Probate is a court process to make sure that the property of someone who recently died gets distributed to the correct people. Unfortunately, probate in California is slow, expensive, and public. We can help you navigate the probate process.
You can avoid probate altogether through a carefully-drafted Revocable Living Trust. A Revocable Living Trust will simplify the distribution of assets after you pass away, and can protect your loved ones. Crider Law Group helps successor trustees manage and administer trusts so that your property is distributed to your beneficiaries quickly, with a minimum of expense, and without resorting to costly probate.
California Trust Litigation
Today’s litigious times require proactive planning. Will and Trust disputes can irreparably shatter relations between all parties involved. As such, it is best to seek knowledgeable assistance before the situation reaches a tipping point.