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Comprehensive estate planning covers nearly every aspect of life. It begins with protecting yourself and your personal dignity, and extends to protecting your loved ones and your hard-earned assets.

Follow the links below to learn more about our Estate Planning services provided at Merhab Robinson, Jackson & Clarkson, A Professional Corporation:

Fundamental Estate Planning

There are many legal strategies involved in estate planning, including wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care documents.
Learn more about the Estate Planning process.

Probate & Estate Administration

Probate and estate administration are the processes through which estate assets are transferred after death. Assets to be transferred under terms of a will go through probate. Assets transferred outside of a will, such as by operation of law, or those planned for in a trust are handled through an Administration process. Administration also refers to the process whereby assets are transferred by rules of the state when there is no will. We can help make the process easier, more efficient, and provide peace of mind during a difficult time.
Learn more about Probate and Estate & Trust Administration.

Planning for Minor Children

It is an unfortunate fact of life: airplanes plummet, trains derail, ships sink and automobiles crash. Sometimes there are survivors, sometimes there are no survivors. What is left when a tragedy claims both parents of minor children? Orphans and assets.
Learn more about Planning for Minor Children.

Special Needs Planning

Special Needs Estate Planning focuses on providing for the special needs of our loved ones with disabilities when we are no longer there to organize and advocate on their behalf. Parents of children with special needs must make careful estate planning choices to coordinate all of the legal, financial, and special care needs of their children – both now and in the future.
Learn more about California Special Needs.

Blended Families

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Learn more about Planning for Blended Families.

Same-Sex Couples & LGBT Planning

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Learn more about Same-Sex Couples and LGBT Planning.

Conservatorships & Guardianships

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Learn more about Conservatorships & Guardianships.

Estate Tax Planning

Historically speaking, the federal estate tax is an excise tax levied on the transfer of a person's assets after death. In actuality, it is neither a death tax nor an inheritance tax, but more accurately a transfer tax. There are three distinct aspects to federal estate taxes that comprise what is called the Unified Transfer Tax: Estate Taxes, Gift Taxes, and Generation- Skipping Transfer Taxes. Legal planning to avoid or minimize federal estate taxes is both a prudent and an important aspect of comprehensive estate planning.
Learn more about Estate Tax Planning.

Business Succession Planning

Family businesses are the backbone of the American economy. From agriculture to services, technology and manufacturing, family businesses generate an estimated one-half of the U.S. Gross National Product and pay half of all wages earned in this country.
Find out how we can help you preserve your family business.

Business Planning

At Merhab Robinson, Jackson, & Clarkson, A Professional Corporation, many of our estate planning clients also have businesses. In fact, our firm began as a business firm 15 years ago. Our business attorneys are unique in that they have business experience.
Learn more about Business Planning.

Asset Protection

Asset protection planning involves making prudent decisions today to protect yourself, your business, and your hard-earned assets from loss due to lawsuits, creditors or bankruptcies.
Find out how we can help you protect your assets today.

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A qualified team of estate & business planning attorneys at MRJ&C is waiting to serve you! The MRJ&C team can simplify your life planning with fundamental estate planning, wills & trusts, powers of attorney, Medical Directives and documents, probate & estate administration, planning for minors children, special needs and disability planning and trusts, estate plans for blended families, estate planning for same-sex couples and LGBT planning, estate tax planning and minimizing, business transfer and succession planning, small business planning in general, and asset protection and limiting liability. MRJ&C serves clients all throughout Orange County, including (but not limited too) Tustin, Irvine, Santa Ana, Ahaheim, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Lake Forest, California.

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