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James G. Burns Esq.


James G. Burns Esq.

Estate Planning & Asset Protection Attorney

in Orange County, CA

Every year, millions of dollars are lost in a costly court system when a person dies with or without a will. All wills must go through Probate Court, so it is not a tool to avoid the court system. At the Law Office of James Burns, we help individuals, families, and businesses create comprehensive estate plans that protect their assets and loved ones.

An estate plan can help you:

  • Avoid probate court: Probate court is a legal process that can be time-consuming and expensive. With a well-drafted estate plan, you can avoid probate court and ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes.


  • Protect your loved ones: If you die without an estate plan, the state will decide how your assets are distributed. This may not be in the best interests of your loved ones. With an estate plan, you can choose who will receive your assets and how they will be distributed.


  • Provide for your minor children: If you have minor children, an estate plan can name guardians for them and provide for their financial needs. This can give you peace of mind knowing that your children will be taken care of if something happens to you.


  • Plan for your own incapacity: If you become incapacitated, an estate plan can designate someone to make decisions on your behalf, such as medical and financial decisions. This can help to ensure that your wishes are respected and that you are cared for in the way that you want to be.


At the Orange County Estate Planning Law Office of James Burns, our attorneys help families protect their legacy with customized estate plans. We offer compassionate legal guidance to address your unique needs and concerns.

Estate planning is essential to direct your assets and property when you pass away. Without proper estate planning documents like a will, trust, or power of attorney, your estate goes to probate court. This public process can be extremely costly and time-consuming for your loved ones.

Our estate planning lawyers create comprehensive plans tailored to your objectives. We help you minimize estate taxes, avoid probate, designate guardians for minor children, provide for special needs dependents, protect assets from creditors, and distribute your estate according to your wishes. We understand that estate planning can be complex and overwhelming. That's why we take the time to understand your needs and attempt to make it affordable with fixed legal fees that cover everything (including deed recording and notary).


Services Offered:


- Wills & Living Trusts

- Advanced Estate Planning

- Asset Protection Strategies

- Powers of Attorney

- Health Care Directives

- Trust Administration

- Probate Assistance

- Medicaid & Elder Law Planning


Securing Peace of Mind: The Power of Estate Planning

In the intricate tapestry of life, we weave threads of memories, values, and assets. Ensuring these threads remain intact after we leave is a matter of peace of mind. It's about having control over the future - knowing our estate will remain outside of probate and our minor children will be cared for by our named guardians.

This peace of mind is not just an emotional state; it's a beacon that guides us through the labyrinth of life's uncertainties. 

Imagine the relief you would feel knowing your possessions, earned through years of hard work, will not be subject to probate—a lengthy and costly court process. 

We also assist with business formation,  business transactions, immigration issues, and personal injury claims.

Contact us today at (949) 305-8642 for a consultation or book a call or office appointment to discuss your estate plan system. As experienced Orange County estate planning attorneys, we guide you to make the best decisions to care for your family.


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