Estate Planning Services Centered On Your Needs

Putting documents in place that spell out your intentions upon your death, or if you become unable to make your own decisions, is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your assets and your family members. At Atkinson·Farasyn, LLP, in Los Altos, California, we make creating and maintaining solid, effective estate plans a straightforward, affordable process for our diverse clients.

Let's Work Together To Create A Cohesive Plan That Puts Your Mind At Ease

Each of our estate planning attorneys has more than 30 years of experience assessing clients' unique family needs and recommending steps ideally suited to those objectives. We assist young professionals just embarking on careers and starting families, elderly individuals and couples with complex planning concerns, business owners and many others across the spectrum of life in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County. We also provide comprehensive trust administration and probate services.

Wills And Trusts · Health Care Directives · Sophisticated Gifting Plans And Property Distribution

You can count on our lawyers to listen carefully as you describe your goals and concerns. We will propose steps and documents suited to those needs — but we will not push costly solutions or services that go beyond them. Depending on your age and economic status, family makeup and many other factors, essential documents for you may include:

  • A will that forms the basis of your plan and ensures that your money and property go to whom you wish
  • One or more trusts that may be essential for avoiding excessive taxation, streamlining asset distribution, protecting loved ones with special needs and other purposes
  • Powers of attorney designating the person you trust most to handle your personal and financial affairs when you no longer can
  • Advance health care directives (sometimes called "living wills") to establish your wishes regarding medical treatment in an end-of-life situation, including who will be empowered to stop life-sustaining measures

Whether your estate planning needs are basic or highly complex, we are prepared to walk you through the process and help you make sound, confident decisions. We also meet periodically with many long-standing clients to amend estate plans and ensure that they take maximum advantage of current laws. To arrange a time to talk through your concerns with an experienced estate planning attorney at Atkinson·Farasyn, LLP, call or email us anytime.