Looking After Your Legacy
At Thompson Von Tungeln, we have one thing in common with all our clients: a keen desire to protect your assets and preserve your wealth. Just as you have made it your life’s work to build wealth that will secure your family’s future, we have made it ours to ensure that your plans and promises will be kept.
Certification You Can Trust
We are proud to be members of an elite group of certified estate planning and trust specialists in California. In fact, less than 0.4% of California attorneys are certified in estate planning and trust law, and we are the only certified estate planning attorneys in Lancaster, Palmdale and the entire Antelope Valley, CA. Approximately 95% of our business comes from referrals – clients, financial planners, tax accountants and other attorneys who feel confident in referring their clients to the true experts in estate planning, probate and trust administration.
Estate Planning– Careful, effective estate planning protects your family from unnecessary financial and emotional distress and ensures your assets are protected and passed on according to your wishes.
Your work in building wealth should reward your family, not the government. Realizing your hopes and dreams for future generations requires the expertise of an estate planning lawyer who will take the time to work with you to devise a customized solution tailored for your specific situation. We provide expert, individualized counsel for:
Tax Planning – A number of legal alternatives exist to minimize or avoid federal estate taxes; the larger your estate, the more imperative it is to obtain the legal expertise necessary to take full advantage of those options.
Probate Avoidance – Establishing trusts and assigning asset ownership helps you avoid probate expense, keeps your affairs private, and avoids the unnecessary loss of precious assets to court and administration fees.
Trust Administration – Managing and administering the assets of a trust can be a daunting task. Take advantage of our years of experience in guiding clients through the California trust administration system to ease your stress and avoid potential costly errors.
Guardianship – Assisting guardians of a minor child’s person and/or property to ensure that the child is protected and that assets are not wasted through the guardianship process is one of the most rewarding aspects of our practice.
Conservatorship – Easing the pain and expense of the conservatorship process is possible with the expert assistance we can provide to you and your family.
Charitable Gift Planning – Leaving a lasting legacy to the charity of your choice will help minimize federal taxes on your estate, and can reduce capital gain and income taxes.
Family Business Succession Planning – For family owned businesses, planning how to leave your business to the next generation is critical. Usually, the process occurs only once in a lifetime and without professional assistance in planning the transfer, the succession process can destroy the business and family relationships.
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*Certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization
Trusts, Estates Planning - Retirement Planning - Probate - Living Trust - Wills - Inheritance Tax