Kathryn Flanigan – Flanigan Law Group

Practice/Organization Description

The Flanigan Law Group is an Estate Planning, Administration, and Litigation law firm.

Areas of Practice are:

PROBATE ADMINISTRATION

Probate is a court-supervised process concerning the final disposition of a person's estate after death.

TRUST ADMINISTRATION

A trust administration is the process by which the assets within a trust are distributed to the designated trust beneficiaries.

LITIGATION OF PROBATE AND TRUST DISPUTES

When parties are involved in disputes concerning estates and trusts our firm strives to come to a successful resolution for clients — both in and out of court.

ESTATE PLANNING

Estate planning is a process to set up legally effective arrangements that meet specific wishes.

Estate plans vary greatly in complexity and with the necessity of documents. A very basic estate plan could consist of a simple Will. However, a good estate plan would incorporate numerous other documents such as a living trust, powers of attorney, and health care documents.

CONSERVATORSHIPS

There are several different types of Conservatorships:

Conservatorship of the Person: If the Conservatee cannot properly provide for his or her own personal needs for food, clothing, shelter and health, the Court appoints a Conservator of the Person. Special powers may be requested to treat persons diagnosed with dementia, such as secured perimeter placement and appropriate medications.

Conservatorship of the Estate: If the Conservatee cannot properly take care of his or her own financial affairs or cannot resist undue influence or fraud, the Court appoints a Conservator of the Estate.

Limited Conservatorship for the Developmentally Disabled: If the Conservatee is developmentally disabled since birth, the Court will likely create a Limited Conservatorship with very limited powers tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual.

LPS Conservatorship for Gravely Disabled: If the proposed Conservatee is gravely disabled as a result of mental illness or chronic alcoholism and presents a danger to self or others, then an LPS Conservatorship may be appropriate. Only LPS Conservators may place the Conservatee in a locked facility or force the Conservatee to undergo treatment or take medication to address the problems. These proceedings can only be initiated by County officials.

If in the process of preparing an estate plan or dealing with the aftermath of a lost loved one that was not prepared; please contact us at (949) 450-0042.

Education

Western State University, Irvine Law School: Western State University College of Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

Admitted to the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Court (Central District). Member of the Orange County Bar Association (Trusts & Estate Section) and the American Bar Association.

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