Estate Planning, Probate and
Living Trust Attorney Los Angeles
Professional and experienced Living Trust Attorney
Living Trust Attorney LA
The Law Office of Helen Paik Austin provides a complete range of Estate Planning services including Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directives, Probate, and Trust Administration.
Committed to Giving Our clients Peace of Mind
Our practice areas
Estate Planning involves planning for the management of your personal affairs, both financial and medical, in the event of your incapacity, and for the disposition of your assets upon your death.
A Living Trust is a legal document, created during a person’s lifetime, whereby the person’s property is transferred to the trust and held and administered in accordance with the terms of the trust.
A Will is a legal document that allows you to direct the distribution of your assets, appoint the individual you want to carry out your wishes, and nominate a guardian for minor children.
Power Of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a document that allows you to give another individual the authority to handle your financial affairs on your behalf. A “durable” Power of Attorney remains in effect upon your incapacity.
Advance Health Care Directive
An Advance Health Care Directive (or durable power of attorney for health care) is a document that allows you to appoint another individual to make health care decisions for you when you are no longer able to do so for yourself.
Many people mistakenly believe Probate is a tax. It is not. Probate is a court supervised proceeding where a Judge oversees the administration of a person’s estate.
Trust Administration refers to the process that occurs when the person who creates the trust (“trustor”) dies. The individual you select as your successor trustee will “administer” the trust, which unlike probate, is done privately and without court supervision.
Why choose our firm
We look at the law differently