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Are Trust, Estate Planning, and Probate Services Essential?

You might have pressing questions about your estate and might be wondering if an attorney could meet you in person to answer them. At Johnston Thomas Law, we are committed to supporting our clients through thick and thin. If you or a loved one needs estate planning services or need help dissolving an estate, reach out to our team.

We are Open

Financial services are considered essential in California. Our office is open and our staff are available and ready to assist clients with any questions or concerns they might have.

Estate Planning During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how unpredictable life could be and reinforced the importance of estate planning. Whether you want to build a new estate plan from scratch or plan to tweak an existing strategy to fit your current situation, our attorneys can help.

If you already have an estate plan and know how estate planning works, we will explain what has changed in the last year and how changing dynamics can affect your estate. We will review your estate plan and help you take steps to shield your assets and stay financially protected from risks.

If you are new to estate planning, we will take you through the estate planning process. Our attorneys will help you identify risks and opportunities. We will help put an effective estate plan designed to protect your assets, minimize taxes and avoid probate in place.

If you are in the midst of the probate process, our team will help you figure out what to do next and how to continue in the midst of the crisis.

Court Proceedings May be Delayed

A bill unanimously approved by the California legislature permits courts in California to continue hosting remote hearings.

Cases are moving slowly in courts. Many California courts are getting overwhelmed by backlogs that were created due to the closure of some services during the lockdown. If probate is underway, the process may take longer than normal.

We’ll continue to support you during this crisis. We offer remote consultations and can represent you and present your case during remote hearings.

We are Taking all the Necessary Precautions 

Client safety is our number one priority. We are complying with all state and federal guidelines. Clients meet attorneys in sanitized rooms. During meetings, we follow masking and social distancing norms.

Need help creating a customized estate plan? Johnston Thomas Law has experienced attorneys that know the ins and outs of estate planning in Sonoma County. No matter how complex your estate, we can help. To make an appointment, call (707) 545-6542.

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