Trust Litigation, Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law (Medi-Cal) Planning


Trust, Estate, Probate, Elder Law (Planning and Litigation)


The litigation and planning attorneys in our Trust, Estate, Probate, Elder Law practice group, headed by Charles A. Shultz, are uniquely qualified to serve the needs of every client. With two offices in the Los Angeles area (Alhambra and Tarzana) and one office in the Ventura area, our Trust, Estate, Probate, Elder Law practice group is well staffed and able to handle all aspects of the Trusts and Estates field including trust litigation, probate litigation, probate administration (settlement), accountings, complex estate tax planning, dynasty trusts, insurance trusts, special needs trusts, financial elder abuse and medi-cal planning. With a full complement of multilingual lawyers and staff, we are also able to provide services to non-English speaking clients whose primary language is Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, French, and Hebrew.

The Los Angeles, Pasadena and Ventura attorneys of our Trust, Estate, Probate, Elder Law practice group, Charles A. Shultz, Tim Chang, Marlene Seltzer, Steve Wang, Kirk Comer, and Jessica Arciniega look forward to helping you.


Estate Planning, Medi-Cal Planning, Transfer Tax Planning


Our planning services range from basic estate planning, such as creating trusts, wills, powers of attorney and special needs trusts, to more complex planning that often includes the use of irrevocable trusts for insurance and business interests, and the creation of family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, charitable remainder trusts and charitable foundations. In addition, our Elder Law attorneys are able to assist client with qualifying for state paid private nursing home costs.


Trust Administration, Probate Administration, Conservatorship


The administration component of our practice includes all aspects of probate settlement, trust administration and conservatorships. We experience and expertise allows us to handle administrations “in house,” including preparation of accountings and preparation and/or review of estate tax returns. The experience of our attorneys in this area distinguishes us from other practitioners and makes the firm uniquely qualified to assist all of our clients’ needs.


Trust Litigation, Probate Litigation, Financial Elder Abuse Litigation


Guided by Charles Shultz’s 17 years of experience in trust litigation, probate settlement and financial elder abuse matters, our trust, probate and elder law litigation team is able to handle any size litigation with any number of complexities. Our attorneys have successfully conducted trials and handled probate matters throughout the Central and branch courts of Los Angeles County (including Pasadena, Long Beach, Van Nuys and Santa Monica), and probate courts in Orange County, Santa Barbara County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and Ventura County. We have an excellent record in handling trust, probate and conservatorship matters involving beneficiary disputes, contested inheritance rights, disputed creditor claims, breaches of fiduciary duty, estate or trust property with environmental issues, will and trust contests, capacity issues, claims of undue influence, financial elder abuse, contested powers of attorney, contested accountings, fraudulent transfers, partition actions and contested conservatorships. We are known for being tough but honest. This has earned us the respect of clients, colleagues, opposing counsel and, most importantly, the judges before whom we appear. In addition, our attorneys have excelled in many difficult cases where others have failed.


If you need a Los Angeles trust litigation attorney, San Fernando Valley Medi-Cal Planning lawyer, Pasadena Probate attorney, or Ventura financial elder abuse attorney, look no further. We offer free consultations, quality service and superior representation.


Contact us today for a free consultation with your trust litigation, probate, estate planning, medi-cal planning, special needs, conservatorship or other needs involving any trust, estate or elder law issue.