Wills, Trusts and Probate
Jones & Mayer is a full service law firm, serving California since 1976. The firm provides comprehensive estate planning services for individuals and families throughout California, for both large and small estates. Our wills and trust lawyers have the experience and expertise required to design an estate plan that will help to avoid probate, implement your wishes, and reduce or eliminate estate and gift taxes. Our estate planning attorneys are committed to providing the highest level of personalized service, taking into account each of our clients' circumstances in order to create the best-performing and most appropriate strategy. Our attorneys are skilled in all facets of California's estate laws, including:
- Wills and Trusts
- Advance Healthcare Directives/Living Wills
- Powers of Attorney
- Trust administration
- Probate administration
- Wealth transfer strategies
- Business and personal succession planning
Wills & Trusts
Our wills and trusts attorneys have experience with the most common types of estate planning documents, including living trusts, pour-over wills, durable power of attorney and advanced health care directives. We also assist our clients with the transfer of assets into the trust once formed.
Trust and probate administration
When a trustee/grantor passes, it is often necessary for a designated third party to step in and administer the trust or estate according to the applicable rules and guidelines. This helps to ensure the assets are distributed and utilized as intended by the deceased or as required by law. The lawyers at Jones & Mayer are knowledgeable about the processes involved with both trust and probate administration. We also provide services to assist with trust divisions upon the death of a spouse.