Westlake Village Estate Planning Attorney

Representing Individuals in Westlake Village, California

Westlake Village is a beautifully planned community that is nestled along the Los Angeles and Ventura County line. The city is located in the Conejo Valley and as of the 2010 census, had a population of 8,270. Westlake Village is well-known throughout the area for its affluent and secluded character, and is one of the wealthiest communities of the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Are you searching for an attorney to assist you with an estate planning matter in Westlake Village? Pederson Law Offices is conveniently located in Thousand Oaks, California and provides representation to clients living in the surrounding communities including West Lake Village. We are a boutique estates, trusts and business planning law firm and we are committed to providing the most professional and attentive service. As our client, you deserve prompt response to your calls, clear explanations that answer your questions, and an ongoing desire to continuously exceed your expectations.

We strive to deliver the most current legal solutions by attending continuing legal education courses and maintaining membership with the esteemed WealthCounsel, LLC organization. We value our relationships with each of our clients and we always offer unparalleled service to our existing, new, and returning clients alike. Because estate planning is an ongoing process, which may require amendments, or changing beneficiary designations, we constantly keep in touch with our clients to inform them when there is a change in law, or to modify a plan when a client's personal circumstances have changed.

Westlake Village estate planning attorney, Steve Pederson has been serving the community since 1975, thereby giving him over 40 years of legal experience, and his son, Grant Pederson has been working with him since 2003. Together, our estate planning lawyers offer thoughtful, caring legal advice, paired with outstanding personal service at a reasonable fee. With over 60 years of combined experience, when you choose to hire our firm, you can be rest assured that you have a qualified legal team on your side that you can trust completely.

Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Administration

Our law firm focuses on the areas of estate planning as well as trust and probate administration. Estate planning is incredibly important for everyone regardless of their age or wealth. A comprehensive estate plan includes several important documents such as a last will and testament, trusts, powers of attorney and advance health directives. A properly funded revocable living trust can reduce court costs and legal fees and ensure that your family avoids the headaches of probate. Since trusts serve many different purposes, it's critical that you consult with an estate planning attorney who can ensure that you choose the correct type of trust for your particular estate situation.

Whether you have been named an executor or an administrator during probate administration, or if you have been named a trustee of a trust, we can assist personal representatives in the probate and trust administration processes, both of which are complex. As an executor or a trustee, you have a great fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the estate and the beneficiaries. Proper estate or trust administration is critical to avoiding litigation; therefore, we assist with all aspects of probate or trust administration to ensure that all actions and responsibilities are carried out seamlessly, thereby allowing for prompt distribution of assets to the rightful beneficiaries.

Other Practice Areas

In addition to estate planning, probate and trust administration, we also represent clients in matters involving business planning. For entrepreneurs, we have the ability to assist with entity formations such as corporations, LLCs, limited partnerships, private family foundations, and more.

At Pederson Law Offices, we put our clients' needs first as they are always our number one priority. We are compassionate about helping you achieve your long-term goals and we firmly believe that by creating an in-depth estate plan, you and your family will benefit and we may be able to reduce if not eliminate the probate court's involvement after you pass. For those who have lost a loved one, we can offer legal advice and representation during probate proceedings.

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If you're interested in finding out what we can do for you, contact our office today to put our effective legal skills to work for you and the ones that you love!

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