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Petsas & Stephens
divorce attorneys

San Mateo Estate Planning Lawyers

Keep what’s rightfully yours — you’ve earned it

You’ve worked hard all your life. You’ve invested and saved. You’ve made sacrifices.  There is way too much at stake not to have your assets go exactly where you want them when you are no longer around to personally oversee their distribution. Let the attorneys at the Law Office of K.J. Petsas, PC help ensure your wishes with a secure estate plan.

We have the experience necessary to accurately analyze your estate, complete and file all required paperwork, and create a comprehensive plan for you that addresses your long-term goals.  This plan includes key estate planning tools such as:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of appointment
  • Powers of attorney
  • Medical powers of attorney
  • Living wills

Our law firm works diligently to put you at ease knowing that your children, other loved ones and favorite charities — not the government’s wallet — will continue to be supported when you’re gone. Our lawyers’ particular expertise in mathematics and strategy is invaluable to minimizing taxes, maximizing the transfer of wealth and assets and diminishing the legal complications of probate.

On the front lines with you through probate

While the probate process may not be simple, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. If you are the executor of a will, we spell out exactly what you are responsible for and aid you in carrying out your duties:

  • Filing the will with the appropriate California probate court
  • Paying debts, taxes and other outstanding expenses
  • Notifying banks and government agencies of your loved one’s death
  • Locating beneficiaries and dispersing the estate accordingly

Occasionally the probating of a will is disputed, perhaps fueled by jealousy or suspicions of an improperly executed will. When this happens, we vigorously work toward squelching hostility and defending your rights as a beneficiary, through litigation if need be.

Know your rights

Serving clients throughout the San Francisco Bay area, the Law Office of K.J. Petsas, PC offers the experience and attentive counsel you need to successfully tackle difficult family law issues.  We are conveniently located in South San Francisco and encourage you to give us a call at 650.273.4924 or contact us online to take advantage of our free initial consultation. We return calls within 12 hours.   

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