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Thirty Years Of Experience In California Estate Planning Law

Estate planning is an important responsibility that everyone shares. Regardless of whether you are married, have children or own substantial assets, it is vital that you set up a valid and carefully tailored estate plan. Having a plan in place will save your family a great deal of time and money after you are gone, and it can also keep you safe – both financially and physically – while you are still alive.

Attorney Paul Smoot has assisted residents of San Mateo and the surrounding communities with their estate planning and administration needs for more than 30 years. At his firm, the Law Office of Paul J. Smoot, Paul will work closely with you one-on-one to create a plan tailored to your particular needs and goals. His understanding of California estate planning and probate law will ensure that you will have an excellent plan that will pass along your legacy according to your final wishes with minimal, if any, impact from estate taxes.

Your Lawyer For All Estate Planning Needs

Paul has prepared and amended thousands of estate plans. He can help you with all types of estate planning documents, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Advance health care directives
  • Durable powers of attorney

Depending on your age, marital status, current and expected future income and other factors, some or all of these documents can be useful tools for your estate plan. Paul will discuss what you need at this stage of your life and work with you to create a plan that suits those requirements. Or, if you need to update your plan because of a change in circumstances, like a marriage, divorce or the birth of a child, he can make sure that those changes are done properly and will be enforced when the time comes.

Strong Representation For Estate Administrators

The firm also practices estate administration. Administrating an estate is a serious responsibility and can take a lot of work. Most people who have a full-time job or are raising children have little time to spare, as much as they want to make sure their loved one’s estate is settled properly. This is why estate administrators have turned to Paul for more than three decades. His representation helps shorten and smooth out the probate process. If a dispute requires litigation, he can represent you in court.

Give Your Loved Ones The Gift Of A Comprehensive Estate Plan

Estate planning and estate administration are two of the greatest gifts you can give your family. Paul is here to help you make that happen the right way. For a consultation with him, call 650-548-0900. The Law Office of Paul J. Smoot is in San Mateo, California.