Norton Basu, LLP
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Estate Planning That Starts With You

Real People. Real-World Advice. Real Solutions.

Attorneys Zakiya Norton and Somita Basu know that quality estate planning and probate service requires listening to their clients’ needs and goals before anything else.

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We Guide Families Through The Legal Process After Death Or Disability

Comprehensive estate planning cannot provide emotional relief after an unexpected death or disability, but it can prevent loved ones from having to go through an extended probate process and make sure that they get the care they need. We are adept at creating solutions that proactively consider the obstacles and integrate your goals into a plan that fits your needs.

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Proudly Serving Santa Clara, San Jose and Los Gatos Estate Planning and Probate Needs  

Our Services

Estate Planning

Estate Planning

A comprehensive estate plan can help your loved ones avoid probate, take care of you in case of capacity, and protect your legacy.

Probate Lawyers

Probate Lawyers

Probate is a legal process where the court oversees the gathering of your assets, payments of your debts, and distribution of your estate to your heirs.

Trust Administration

Trust Administration

When a Trustor passes away, trust administration is the process where the Successor Trustee completes all legal formalities, gathers all trust assets, pays all debts, and fulfills the Trustor’s wishes for the beneficiaries.

Conservatorships

Conservatorships

If you become incapacitated during your lifetime, are unable to manage your financial and/or personal affairs, and do not have an estate plan in place, a conservatorship is needed to help take care of you.

Our Guiding Philosophy

You may think that you don’t own an “estate” and, therefore, don’t need an estate plan. But everyone needs some form of estate planning. Estate planning is about leaving what you have to whomever you want. If you don’t have an estate plan, the state has one for you, but chances are you won’t like it. An estate plan can help you avoid probate, plan for estate tax complications and make the transfer of your assets a smooth process for your loved ones at a difficult time.

Compassionate Assistance During The Probate Process

It can be overwhelming to grapple with the loss of a loved one while also being responsible for administering their estate. We can step in to assist you, making sure that all the legal requirements are met while completing the process as quickly and smoothly as possible.

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