1. Estate Planning
    Estate Planning is the process of arranging your financial affairs, so your assets will be distributed according to your wishes after death to individuals and/or charities of your choice. It is planning ahead to avoid unnecessary taxes at the time of death that can deplete your assets. Estate Planning includes writing Wills, setting up Trusts, establishing Powers of Attorney, and preparing Advanced Health Care Directives. An estate plan can be beneficial whether your estate is small or large, as it determines who will control your assets and make personal and health care decisions for you if you are ever unable to do so.
  2. Probate
    Probate is the legal process during which the Court oversees the distribution of assets of the decedent to settle an estate. The purpose of Probate is to give notice to the Creditors, gather assets, pay the creditors and distribute the remaining assets to the heirs of the estate. When a person who has a will dies and the estate is less than $100,000, no probate is necessary. However, if the estate exceeds $100,000, a Probate may be necessary. Our attorneys can help make Probate a simple process that allows the outstanding property, debt and tax issues to be resolved, and remaining assets be distributed according to the wishes of the decedent.
  3. Immigration
    Immigration Law provides various avenues under which it is possible to come to the United States. Each option requires different detailed procedures, which may be very complex. Having an experienced lawyer on your side will give you the best chance of being successful. Here at Ashouri Derakhshan & Associates we represent individuals and families, as well as, foreign and domestic companies and employees in need of Immigration Services. Our services include Family Based Immigration, Deportation Defense, Asylum, Employment Based Immigration, Visas and Citizenship. Spanish and Farsi speaking interpreters are available for your convenience.
  4. Personal Injury
    People involved in accidents face many daunting challenges. They must find a way to pay for medical care, make up for lost income, and deal with physical and emotional pain. Our goal is to recover the maximum compensation in each case, including medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and in some cases, punitive damages. If you have sustained injuries due to a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, dog bite, unsafe conditions on a property, or have suffered a catastrophic injury or wrongful death, please contact our office at (323) 782-9494. Spanish and Farsi speaking interpreters are available.
  5. Incorporation
    Incorporating a business means turning your sole proprietorship or general partnership into a separate legal entity to transact business. When a company incorporates, it becomes its own legal business structure separate from the individuals who founded the business. The primary benefit to business incorporation is limited liability. Additional benefits include asset protection, corporate identity, easy transferability of ownership, perpetual life, ability to build credit and raise capital, and tax savings. We can help determine whether incorporation is a viable option for your business and assist you with the incorporation process.
  6. Property Management
    The Law Office of Ashouri, Derakhshan & Associates provides Property Management Services throughout Los Angeles County and surrounding areas. We are available to provide Property Management services that include drafting leases, tenant screening, rent collection, tenant communications, coordination of eviction if necessary, drafting and reviewing policies and procedures related to the property, and assistance in insurance and legal issues. Contact our office today about your property management issues and we will do what is necessary to help you pursue an outcome that is beneficial to you and your business interests.
  7. Landlord/Tenant
    Landlord/Tenant interactions do not always go smoothly, and disputes or disagreements surrounding the property and/or lease can arise for a wide range of reasons. These disputes may concern rent, eviction, payment delays, rent control issues, and property damage. When you need advice and assistance in regard to a rental home or commercial property, the Law Office of Ashouri, Derakhshan & Associates can guide you through your legal problems. We can assist you in drafting leases, tenant screening, and eviction proceedings if necessary. We can advise both local landlords and tenants experiencing legal challenges.
  8. Notary
    As a convenience to our clients, the Law Office of Ashouri, Derakhshan & Associates provides on premises Notary services. Our Notary Public has extensive training and is certified, bonded and insured. We provide all kinds of Notarizations including Affidavits, Acknowledgements, Power of Attorney, Trust Documents, Immigration Documents, Grant Deeds, Quit Claim Deeds, Healthcare Directives and Insurance Documents. For an appointment please call (323) 782-9494 or (424) 273-4553.
  9. Estate Administration
    When a person dies, everything that person owned becomes his/her estate. Estate Administration refers to the process of collecting and managing the assets of the estate, paying off debts, taxes and administering any remaining assets to beneficiaries under a trust or will, or if no trust or will, through the laws of intestacy. Estate or Probate Administration can be complex and confusing. We help estate fiduciaries take care of all necessary details to settle an estate, including preparation and filing of all necessary documents, notifying creditors, handling tax issues and overseeing the orderly distribution of property.
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