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Shawna Murray Law

A Client-Centered Law Practice

Shawna Murray Law focuses on providing client-centered estate planning and probate services to residents of Southern California. I offer personalized and meaningful solutions that are focused on each client's unique circumstances and needs. Above all, it is my goal is to provide clients with peace of mind and outstanding service.

Offering Meaningful Legal Solutions

Shawna Murray Law offers estate planning services to accomplish many meaningful legal solutions. This is a list of some of the solutions available:

  • Protect your surviving spouse and your children's inheritance
  • Designate guardians for children
  • Provide instructions for your medical care during a time of incapacity and at the end of life 
  • Keep control of who gets what, when and how they get it
  • Plan for charitable giving
  • Designate someone to take care of your daily finances if you ever become incapacitated 
  • Specify who can access your private health care information during times when you cannot speak for yourself
  • Avoid probate court costs and reduce legal fees
  • Ensure homes are transferred to children without an increase in property taxes
  • Maintain the privacy of your assets
  • Obtain assistance from Medi-Cal to pay for nursing home care and still pass your home to your children or other beneficiaries
  • Provide for your loved ones with special needs without jeopardizing their ability to qualify for government programs/assistance
  • Protect your children in the case of future divorces after your passing
  • Minimize capital gains taxes for your beneficiaries
  • Eliminate court custody battles for guardianship of your children
  • Avoid a conservatorship
  • Protect your loved one's inheritance from lawsuits and bankruptcy

Probate services are also available because there are times when you must probate an estate (perhaps your loved one didn't plan at all). If you are feeling overwhelmed by all the tasks that need to be taken care of after your loved one has died and need help determining if you must probate the estate, you can contact Attorney Shawna Murray for a free consultation.

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    People often set up bank accounts or real estate so that they own it jointly with a spouse or other family member. he appeal of joint tenancy is that when one owner dies, the other will automatically inherit the property without it having to go through probate. Joint property is also perceived to be easy to setup, but joint ownership can also cause unintended consequences and complications.
  • Isn’t There Already A Law That Leaves Everything To My Spouse And Kids?

    In this article, get the answer to that question and discover what can really happen if you are relying on state laws to protect your spouse and children.
  • 13 Things That You Need to Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Your Children

    Since I have become mother, I could not imagine anyone else raising my sons. No one can do that better than me. However, it is very important to take a moment and decide who could be a capable of raising your children if you and their other parent where unable. Without estate planning, the person you believe would be the best candidate may never get appointed as your children's guardian. This list can help you decide who would be the best choice for your children.
  • The 4 Documents You Must Have to Prevent a Court Appointed Conservatorship

    Incapacity can be a temporary or permanent disability where you are incapable of making informed decisions about your finances and well-being. Having a comprehensive incapacity plan in place can prevent a court-appointed conservatorship. There are four documents that are crucial to have in place so that your loved ones can avoid court, be prepared, and can most effectively help you during your incapacity.

My Mission

My personal mission is to make estate planning as accessible, efficient and streamlined as possible so that individuals, families, and business owners are motivated to express their estate planning goals, and then families and business partners do not have to deal with the disastrous fallout from a lack of planning.

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Shawna Murray is licensed to practice law within the State of California. The information on this website is attorney advertising and has been created for informational purposes only. It is not legal advice nor does it predict the outcome of your case. An attorney-client relationship is formed only after we sign a written client services agreement.