Family Law Representation & Mediation in Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita Estate Planning Attorneys

Plan Your Legacy with Our Trusted Legal Team

You have worked long and hard to acquire your assets, and now it’s time to protect them in case something happens to you. Many people don’t like to think about their deaths, but when it comes to protecting their beloved assets and finances when they are no longer alive, estate planning should be the first thing that comes to mind.

It’s never too early or too late to start planning for the maintenance, management and disposal of your wealth and assets. A popular misconception is that estate planning is only for the wealthy but that is simply false. Everyone owns assets, big and small, therefore we urge you to get started with devising your estate plan. Our Santa Clarita estate planning attorneys can provide the honest and comprehensive legal counsel you need to plan for the future and protect what you love most.

To get started on building your estate plan, contact Gharibian & Oliver at (661) 349-9302 today!

What Is Estate Planning?

The saying, “You can’t take it with you when you die” couldn’t be more relevant to estate planning. As such, you need to determine who gets what and when. You deserve to have control over your assets and who gets them after you die, which is why you must create an estate plan that addresses every detail of your wishes. Your estate plan cannot have any ambiguities, or you may risk derailing your original intentions and letting a court determine the distribution of your assets.

Like we mentioned earlier, many people do not realize that they have assets, such as:

  • Bank accounts (joint and individual)
  • Investments
  • Business interests
  • Retirement benefits
  • Life insurance policies
  • Collectibles and art
  • Real estate
  • Cars
  • Jewelry
  • All other personal belongings

With so many assets on the line, you should ensure they are safeguarded, legally protected and put in the hands of the right people. Our Santa Clarita estate planning lawyers will listen closely to your goals, thoroughly examine your assets and finances, and devise a comprehensive estate plan that leaves no stone unturned. Our detailed, analytical approach to estate planning helps our clients avoid problems down the road.

Estate Planning Elements

A basic estate plan includes several components and documents that all protect your assets and loved ones in some way. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Will
  • Revocable living trust
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Healthcare power of attorney
  • Beneficiary designations
  • Provision for digital assets
  • Healthcare directives
  • Letter of intent
  • Important documents, statements and records

Benefits of Estate Planning

Few things in life are more important than protecting the best interests of yourself and loved ones. This is one of the primary advantages of estate planning. Other benefits of estate planning are:

  • Financial security for your family
  • Protects minor children and helps them avoid the foster system
  • Lowers or eliminates certain expenses and taxes (court fees, for instance)
  • Controls the designation of your hard-earned assets
  • Plans for incapacity or death
  • Minimizes or eliminates the probate process and associated time, energy and costs
  • Prevents your loved ones from facing uncertainty
  • Opportunity to support a charitable cause

Our Santa Clarita estate planning attorneys want you and your family to reap the benefits of your decision to plan your legacy. The process can be daunting, confusing and elongated without the help of our experienced legal team by your side. Our lawyers at Gharibian & Oliver will work diligently to ensure your wishes are fulfilled and assets protected through a comprehensive, advanced estate plan.

You never know what tomorrow may bring, so get started on your estate plan today. Contact our firm at (661) 349-9302!

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  • Our Attorneys currently serve as a court mediators for the Los Angeles Court.
  • We have been awarded Lawyer of the Year by the Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association
  • Work exclusively with qualified lawyers - Not Assistants.
  • Honest, ethical advice that focuses on results.
  • Multiple appearances on CNN and Access Hollywood
  • Cost-Effective legal counsel


  • 2018 Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in Santa Clarita
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association
  • California Bar Association

Hear from Families We Have Helped

  • When the opportunity presents itself, I am always pleased to be able to recommend Gharibian & Oliver as the premier family law firm in all north Los Angeles County areas.

    “My case has received superior service and, with the team’s guidance, understanding, and representation, very favorable outcomes were achieved.”


  • Divorce is such a difficult experience, but it was so much easier knowing I had Paulette in my corner.

    “Paulette was referred to me by two different people so it was an easy choice to retain her. She fought hard for me and for my kids. Divorce is such a difficult experience, but it was so much easier knowing I had Paulette in my corner.”


  • They made me feel like I was their only client.

    “From my first phone call to set up a consultation, the whole office at Gharibian & Oliver has been so kind and professional. They made me feel like I was their only client. I have already given their number out a few times. They are the best!”


  • Ms.Oliver really knew her stuff!

    “Ms. Oliver really knew her stuff and made me feel prepared and comfortable for my hearing. It was clear from the minute she started talking in court, that she knew more than my ex's attorney and I could tell she knew what to say to the judge. I am so glad I found her.”


Gharibian & Oliver

25350 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Suite 240
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Manhattan Beach Office
1230 Rosecrans Avenue,
Suite 300, Office 33
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Phone: (661) 349-9302

Regular Hours
  • Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed
Service Area:

Santa Clarita, Manhattan Beach, and all of Los Angeles County and Ventura County.

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