AVVO - Superb
CLA - Badge
AVVO Tax 2018 - Badge
Super Lawyers - Badge
USTC - Badge
AVVO Superb Tax - Badge
Press Telegram Best - Badge
Super Lawyers - Badge
AVVO Client's Choice Award - Badge
The State Bar of California - Badge
AVVO Client's Choice Award 2018 - Badge
Super Lawyers - Badge
United States Bakruptcy Court - Badge
AVVO 10.0 - Badge
Federal Bar Association - Badge
Super Lawyers - Badge
AVVO Reviews - Badge
American Bankruptcy Institute - Badge
Martindale-Hubbell - Badge
Super Lawyers - Badge

Estate Planning

Many people believe that Estate Planning is for the elderly or the very wealthy. This misconception arises largely from the general public's misunderstandings about what estate planning is and how an estate planning may affect you and your family while you are alive.

Although there are numerous estate planning techniques and instruments, the most common and effective estate planning tool known as the "living trust" can provide most people with proper and sufficient estate planning needs.

Living Trust can help you provide financial security for you and your family, account for special education or health needs of a loved one, allow you to manage your assets during your lifetime, provide medical and financial instructions in the event that you become incapable of making these decisions, allow your under-aged children to be properly cared for in the event of your illness or premature death, minimize estate tax liability and avoid expensive and time consuming probate process.

In order to create a living trust, the trust must have assets properly transferred into it. Typically, these assets must be re-titled into the name of the living trust in order to be properly owned by the trust. Assets that are not listed in the living trust may not benefit from the provisions of the trust. In that regard, it is advisable to have a pour over will which would essentially add your forgotten assets into the trust instrument. During your lifetime, you can change and control how your assets are to be used, sold or distributed. Upon your death, the living trust distributes your assets to those parties you have name as beneficiaries of your living trust, thereby bypassing the usually long, expensive and arduous process of court directed probate.

In addition, a well planned living trust can also help you avoid or reduce taxes so that you can leave as much of your assets to your heirs and not to the government. Should you want to take advantage of estate and tax planning opportunities for you and your family please contact us or your financial advisor to plan for your future and maintain control of your assets.

Client Reviews
Victor is an excellent tax attorney for individuals and business in need of tax relief. Feel assured that Victor can get the job done. I know I am comfortable recommending Victor for any tax problem. John K.
We had a irs problem and came to Victor. He is very knowledgeable and gave us great advice. I would recommend him to anyone with tax problems. He also does franchise tax board cases but we didn't need him for that. I have referred fiends to him and they were happy with him too. Pam
My elderly mother had a very complicated tax problem from when she lived in CA years ago. Even though we now live in Oregon, Mr. Yoo not only helped her remotely but delivered better and expected results. We couldn't have asked for better service. Lisa
Victor got us out of a jam with the IRS. We were the first to be offered a new amnesty program and it saved us quite a bit in taxes, but more importantly gave us peace of mind. John
Our personal taxes got complicated because of an erroneous 1099 we received. As a result our tax liability increased. Victor was able to iron things out with the IRS and Franchise Tax Board. Ed