Shrem Law provides real estate legal services in Northern California including 
Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Kensington, Oakland, Richmond, El Sobrante, Pinole, Martinez, Crockett and surrounding Northern California areas.

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estate planning: wills & trusts
Estate Planning Legal Services 

We offer comprehensive estate planning legal services.  Every estate plan is unique, because every client has different estate planning goals and personal and financial circumstances.  An estate plan is an important tool that can help you and your loved ones prepare for your future, especially if you have children and/or real estate and assets.  One day, you will not be around to tell your loved ones how you would have liked to distribute your assets or who should take care of your child.  

An inadequate estate plan can cost your loved ones not only a significant amount of unnecessary expense, but emotional turmoil as well during a very difficult time. We recognize the importance of achieving legal goals in a cost-effective and professional manner. We will handle your estate planning needs with the utmost care and attention to detail. We will work with you to help you craft an estate plan that suits your unique wishes, despite any challenges, and we will ensure that it is followed through with as well.  We prepare all types of wills, living trusts, and estate plans including such important documents as a:

  • Will for single persons or married couples to shelter a family’s assets and inheritances from estate taxes and other potential losses
  • Living trust that will let your family avoid the delay and cost of probate
  • Lifetime or testamentary trust to protect family assets or take care of children or others needing special care
  • ​Financial power of attorney
  • Healthcare power of attorney
  • Community/separate property agreement for married persons
  • Complete estate plan that avoids probate, minimizes any estate taxes, and benefits spouses, children, and favorite charities

Ready to talk about your estate planning needs?  We are here to help.

We are committed to keeping you fully informed and are prepared to offer you the guidance and support you need to make good choices between different legal alternatives. For as long as we represent you, you will receive the same dedication and quality of service that brought you to us in the first place.  Please call or email us for an appointment to discuss your estate and probate needs.