Trusts and Estates

Experienced California trusts and estates attorney
With more than 35 years of experience, Jeffrey E. Prag possesses in-depth knowledge about all aspects of trusts and estate issues, including:

  • Estate planning
  • Estate tax issues
  • Executorship duties
  • Guardianship
  • Living wills
  • Living trusts
  • Probate
  • Probate and will disputes
  • Wills drafting and execution

Estate planning
Jeffrey E. Prag is an experienced attorney who can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. He thoroughly analyzes your estate and strategizes the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. He can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts if they would be beneficial to your estate.

Probate
Jeffrey E. Prag applies his extensive knowledge about California probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. He assists executors in all steps of the process, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the probate court in California
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Valuating the estate
  • Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professionals and experts when necessary

Probate disputes
When disputes occur between beneficiaries, Jeffrey E. Prag helps to successfully represent your interests. He has the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. A skillful mediator and litigator, he can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.

Contact a meticulous Stockton estate-planning lawyer today

Jeffrey E. Prag serves clients throughout the state of California. Call the firm at 209.472.3480 today to schedule a consultation, or contact the firm online.

AARP members are entitled to a free 45-minute consultation.