Estate Planning

Visalia, California, Estate Planning Lawyers

Our estate planning practice places significant emphasis on wealth transfer techniques designed to minimize the impact of federal estate and gift taxes. We craft estate plans that manage your property, protect your assets, reflect your wishes and offer you and your family peace of mind.

To schedule your consultation with Ruddell Cochran Stanton & Bixler, LLP, please call 559-733-5770. You may also email our firm and someone will be in touch with you promptly.

Retain your family's wealth through our estate planning services

Our firm has substantial experience handling large, taxable estates. We frequently craft estate plans for individuals and families with substantial property and assets, including family businesses and family farms. We take great care in understanding your goals and wishes. We devise estate plans that take your individual circumstances into account. Depending on your type of wealth, your family's needs and many other factors, our attorneys will speak with you about the following wealth preservations and transfer options:

  • Wills
  • Trusts: including revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, life insurance trusts, charitable trusts, trusts for minor children and special needs trusts
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Charitable giving
  • Life insurance
  • Conservatorships and guardianships
  • Powers of attorney
  • Health care directives

We devise strategies that can mitigate federal estate taxes and maximize the transferable wealth. Our attorneys look forward to speaking with you about your options.

Probate matters

Our firm represents executors, administrators, heirs and beneficiaries involved in probate cases. The need for court actions can arise because of will contests, trust disputes, creditors' claims and other disputes.

Ruddell Cochran Stanton  & Bixler, LLP can meet your varied estate planning needs. Contact us to arrange your consultation.