About us

The law firm of Craton and Switzer LLP has more than 50 years combined legal experience in estate planning and asset protection. We offer expertise and guidance in creating life plans and represent clients in probate disputes, estate settlement, and trust accounting matters.

Along with helping clients develop life plans to protect personal and business assets, Craton & Switzer also established Best Estate Planning Trusts.com to help visitors obtain access to an array of resources about wills, family trusts, and other estate planning strategies.

While our law firm specializes in California estate planning and business succession, our blog offers introductory information to help website visitors learn the basics. We present tips and resources about estate planning, succession planning, and business law.

Our goal is to provide the tools and resources to help individuals develop estate plans which allow them to preserve their legacy. We provide an assortment of articles about the importance of preparing a Will, establishing family trusts, probate, and other estate planning strategies.

Our team of legal professionals focuses on each client's individual needs to create an estate plan which meets your specific needs and goals. Whether you need a basic Will or sophisticated family trust, the law firm of Craton and Switzer LLP is available to meet this need.

Probate is a complex process that lasts for several months. This legal process is necessary if no plan is in place to reconcile decedent estates and transfer ownership of assets to heirs. Many people fail to realize the burden they place upon loved ones when they fail to engage in estate planning prior to death. The fact of the matter is there are a number of strategies which can be used to avoid probate altogether.

Another topic we encourage visitors to learn about is preparing power of attorney forms and healthcare proxy. These documents are an essential part of every estate plan and are needed to designate personal agents to assume important responsibilities in the event of an emergency.

Putting together a comprehensive estate plan offers peace of mind by knowing that important duties will be handled if things go wrong. Our primary aim is to help our clients obtain the facts so they can make informed decisions about which strategies are needed to protect personal and business assets.

We welcome inquiries and invite you to schedule a consultation to discuss your life plan needs.