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WELCOME
Your Orange County Trust & Estate Law Firm
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WELCOME TO HESS-VERDON & ASSOCIATES, PLC.

Experienced Trust and Estate Firm Sets a New Standard

Renowned law firm Hess-Verdon & Associates excels in advocating for clients in complex estate planning, trust administration, and trust litigation.  [FORBES]

Our firm is dedicated to providing effective, experienced counsel emphasizing the client’s objectives, and offering innovative and cost-effective strategies and solutions.

Thank you for visiting Hess-Verdon & Associates.  We made it easy for you to print our “Firm Overview and Areas of Practice”.  Will aide you in making the right decision. We hope to hear from you soon!

your Estate planning attorney in Orange County, California

Trust & Probate Litigation | Estate Planning | Trust Administration | Business Law | Real Estate Law

We provide comprehensive representation in all areas of Trusts and Estates including estate planning; charitable planning; probate and trust litigation; post-mortem trust and estate administration; trustee compliance; business succession planning; business and partnership disputes; and disputes over inheritance.

Meet the Managing Partner

Proven Skills of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Litigation, Business Law, Real Estate Law, Trust Administration, Family Office Services.

It is often difficult to find attorneys experienced in trust and estates with proven litigation skills, or a talented litigator with substantial knowledge in estate, trust and related taxation matters.

Hess-Verdon & Associates is one of the strongest and most sophisticated trust, estate and probate litigation practice groups in the State of California, at both the trial and appellate levels.

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OUR GUARANTEE

We make every effort to take care of our clients concerns better than anyone in our industry. You will always be treated courteously, professionally and promptly. If you’ve hired lawyers in the past, you will see and feel the difference immediately.

We make this promise because of our confidence in our lawyers skills, experience, judgment and their commitment to delivering high quality, client focused service.

For over 29+ years, our experience in estate and trust litigation allows us to gear up more quickly and handle your case more efficiently. You receive answers to substantive law questions and recommendations for settlement or litigation strategy sooner and with less research time.  Our firm can make the difference in your case.

Why choose our law firm?

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Clients choose us because we have successfully put our business philosophy into practice. We have earned an excellent reputation throughout California through hard work, dedication, and a track record of success.

Our mission is to provide professional and aggressive representation on behalf of our clients, while developing winning strategies that are cost-effective without compromising quality. Our single dedication is to bring the highest level of advocacy to those we represent.  

Our reputation and success ride exclusively on our ability to recover the best results for our clients, as seen in our Client Quotes.

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Proudly serving Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa and surrounding cities.

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Meet the Managing Partner

Mrs. Verdon’s commitment to the highest level of legal expertise and knowledge while providing personal service to her clients has caused the firm to grow into one of Southern California’s leading law firms.

She has been featured in the California Lawyer magazine and the Orange County Lawyer magazine regarding Trusts and Estate issues.

She has appeared numerous times on the following:

  • CNN
  • ABC NEWS
  • NBC NEWS
  • CBS NEWS and COURT TV

As a legal expert on Trust, Estate and Probate cases she was handling for unique or noteworthy cases.

(Jillyn Hess-Verdon Areas of Practice)

 

Areas of Expertise

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Trust & Probate Litigation

  • Complex Litigation Over Inheritance
  • Wills and Trust Contests
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties

It is often difficult to find attorneys experienced in trusts and estates with proven litigation skills, or a talented litigator with substantial knowledge in estate, trust and related taxation matters.

We believe that our firm offers one of the strongest and most sophisticated trust, estate and probate litigation practice groups in the State of California, at both the trial and appellate levels. Our litigation group has extensive trust, estate and probate litigation experience and can appear pro hac vice where needed.

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Estate Planning

  • Advanced Planning of Wills and Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Gifting and Charitable Planning
  • Advising Trustees

It is so important to have your wishes known in a way that prevents confusion, delay, disputes and waste. We encourage the active participation of clients in the estate planning process and work closely with outside accounting, investment, insurance and banking professionals, as client interests dictate. For over twenty (20) years we have met our clients’ needs and provided the highest in professional and personal excellence. See our Client Quotes and see what our clients have said about how easy the process was and the quality of our team – our knowledge, expertise and dedication to them personally and professionally.

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Trust Administration

  • Representation of Trustees and Executors for Individuals and Corporations
  • Represent Beneficiaries
  • Estate Settlements
  • Trust Accounting
  • Petitions for Distributions

The loss of a loved one is a traumatic event. Making financial and legal decisions while grieving is extremely difficult and stressful. We make the process of probate and trust administration as easy and pain free as possible.

Our firm works with executors, trustees, personal representatives, and other fiduciaries in all aspects of estate administration. We are committed to the delivery of probate and trust administration services with a sensitivity to the special concerns of our clients.

 

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Hess-Verdon in the news...

Some Succession Planning Basics Business
Owners Need to Know

By Joyce Rosenberg, The Associated Press
June 19, 2019

NEW YORK — Many small business owners don’t plan for what will happen to their companies after their deaths, even though their businesses could be at risk of shutting down if they die suddenly... (Press Article)

Years of Advanced Estate Planning Experience

confident and appreciative clients

Years Litigating Trust and Estate Cases Statewide

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WELCOME
Your Orange County Trust & Estate Law Firm