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San Diego, California estate & trust law firm

Preston Estate Planning, A.P.L.C. is a full service estate planning law firm that has been in practice for nearly 40 years.

If you establish a living trust, a trusts administration attorney at Preston Estate Planning will help you manage and fund that trust throughout your lifetime. When the time comes, an estate settlement attorney at Preston Estate Planning can resolve any debt or tax issues remaining with your estate and will help your family eventually close the estate. Probate is the legal process that resolves someone’s legal and financial affairs after death. The decedent’s taxes and creditors are paid, and what remains of the assets is distributed to the beneficiaries. Probate and the help of a good California probate attorney are required when someone who owned substantial assets dies without a will or with only a will.

An estate plan will largely determine what happens in life’s most vulnerable moments – those moments when we face disability or death. That’s why it is so important to have the guidance of an estate planning attorney who can help you develop the estate plan that’s right for you and your family. You’ve worked hard for what you’ve earned, so you can’t settle for an estate plan that doesn’t protect your assets and provide properly for your loved ones. At Preston Estate Planning, we have crafted more than 20,000 estate plans over almost four decades of experience.

Many people avoid even thinking about estate planning, but it’s the way that you can take control of what’s important to you in the future. Thousands of attorneys practice estate planning law in California, but how many have the knowledge and experience to deal adequately with your personal estate planning needs? From our law offices in San Diego, the attorneys at Preston Estate Planning help clients with their estate planning, probate, and trust administration issues and needs. We offer personalized attention and sound, reliable legal advice and services to our clients and their families in San Diego and throughout Southern California.

If you need to ensure that probate is conducted properly after you pass away, arrange to speak promptly with a probate attorney at Preston Estate Planning. A California elder law attorney at Preston Estate Planning can also help your family deal with elder care issues such as Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, retirement, guardianship, healthcare, long-term care planning, and other concerns that may affect your elderly loved ones. You can schedule a no-cost consultation with an elder law attorney at Preston Estate Planning by calling our San Diego offices at (619) 298-7878.

Attorney John M. Preston is the founder and principal of Preston Estate Planning. He is certified by the California State Bar as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, and he has practiced law for more than thirty-five years. He is joined by attorneys Jennifer Knight, Don V. Zoellner, and J.M. Preston. Together, the legal team at Preston Estate Planning is ready to help you secure the future for yourself and your loved ones. To begin the estate planning process – it is never too soon – or to learn more, call Preston Estate Planning at (619) 298-7878.

Preston Estate Planning
12396 World Trade Drive, Unit 301, San Diego, CA 92128
(619) 298-7878

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John M. Preston

John M. Preston is the founder and principal of Preston Estate Planning, a firm dedicated exclusively to the practice of estate planning. He is certified by the California State Bar as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.

Mr. Preston has been practicing law for over 35 years and has developed a revolutionary process called the Life Plan™, which provides protection beyond the scope of a typical estate plan. The program represents one of the most comprehensive systems for planning an estate, keeping documents current and ensuring that clients are informed and educated.

His trademarked Life Plan™ process along with Mr. Preston’s extensive knowledge and experience have positioned him as a sought-after speaker on the topic of estate planning. Attorneys from across the United States have attended Mr. Preston’s training programs to learn the Life Plan™ system.

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Don V. Zoellner

Don V. Zoellner has been practicing law for over 35 years and has been with Preston Estate Planning for 18 of those years. He was in the top 3% of his class and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the highly regarded University of San Diego School of Law.

Mr. Zoellner is recognized and certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law.

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J.M. Preston

J.M. Preston is an attorney with Preston Estate Planning. He graduated from Brigham Young University and obtained his law degree from California Western School of Law. When he’s not answering clients’ questions and creating trust documents, he enjoys spending his free time with his wife and four children. Because of J.M.’s extensive knowledge and years of experience drafting thousands of estate plans, he is able to properly address and solve each client’s unique situation.

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Jennifer S. Knight

Jennifer S. Knight is an estate planning attorney with over 10 years of experience. Ms. Knight received her Bachelor's Degree from California State University San Marcos. She graduated with the highest distinction of Summa Cum Laude honors. She went on to law school at Santa Clara University School of Law, where she received a Cali Award in Mediation, and a Public Interest and Social Justice Certificate. Ms. Knight loves having clients in both Southern and Northern California, having lived in both places.

Ms. Knight currently lives in San Diego County with her young daughter and their rescue pets. Their favorite way to spend the weekend is kayaking and roasting marshmallows at Big Bear Lake.

12396 World Trade Dr UNIT 301, San Diego, CA 92128
(619) 298-7878
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