The Law Firm of Bezaire, Ledwitz & Associates

Southern California’s Most Comprehensive Estate Planning Law Firm

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Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process of establishing a Trust, Will, Durable Power of Attorney, and other related documents during your lifetime.

Regardless of the size of your estate, you and your heirs will benefit from a smart estate plan. Even with estates below tax thresholds, an estate plan can establish who will receive your assets after your death and who will be in charge of managing your estate. For larger or more complex estates, we will also discuss methods to preserve your assets for beneficiaries and minimize or postpone the amount of estate tax which otherwise might be payable at your death.

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New Families

Experiencing a change in family structure or size? Did you recently have a child or adopt a pet? If you want to ensure that a loved one is taken care of, then you need a smart estate plan. We offer simple solutions to get you started.
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Nearing Retirement

Have you established yourself but you want to ensure your legacy is protected? We can help you make sure everything is accounted for and provide creative plans to ensure your hard work will be cherished by your beneficiaries.
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Recent Loss

Are you seeking guidance during a time of loss? Have you been given the responsibility of arranging a loved one’s affairs? Allow our experienced attorneys to escort you through these steps with compassion and confidence.

Peer Endorsements

I have known Samuel Ledwitz for close to 20 years and he has always impressed me with his intelligence, wit and having a genuine concern for helping others. I would consider him to be the best estate planning attorney in Southern California. He is very well-respected by his peers and is known for really taking caring of his clients in a very ethical and professional manner.
Jeffrey Townsend

Mediation Attorney

I specialize in probate & trust real estate, consequently I deal with many attorneys. Samuel is an estate planning attorney that truly stands out. He and his team provide excellent advice resolving difficult and complex issues. We are happy to give Samuel our highest recommendation.
Paul Hargraves

Realtor, Trust Properties USA

I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgeable, compassionate, dedicated, honest, hard working. I highly recommend Attorney Ledwitz. I trust him with my own family. Cannot say enough good things about this lawyer.
Nadine Jett

Divorce / Separation Lawyer


Probate is the legal proceeding supervised by the Superior Court used to transfer title to assets when a person is deceased. While we often find ways to avoid probate, our firm has a wealth of experience resolving complex Probate proceedings.


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Estate Administration

Our firm helps Trustees and Executors comply with the many duties associated with the administration of an Estate Plan. We will help bring clarity and direction during this time of overwhelming and sometimes difficult responsibility.

Estate Litigation

When the need arises to challenge, defend, or enforce a Will or Trust, our Lawyers will represent you in all legal proceedings. Do not let a sour relationship ruin you or your loved one’s legacy.

Our Locations

Long Beach

(562) 951-1400

Los Angeles

(310) 540-0879


(310) 316-2400

Costa Mesa

(714) 238-0030


(626) 398-0100