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Ventura County Law Office ©Valentin MendozaWelcome to the website of the Law Office of Ben Schuck & Katherine Becker, LLP. We are a small, client-centered firm located in Ventura County, California. We specialize in estate planning, business planning and incapacity planning. Our goal is to help you through the many transitions of your life. Whether you are dealing with the passing or incapacity of a loved one, changing families, purchasing new property, buying or selling a business, or dealing with new contracts, our team is here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

In addition to estate and business planning, we are also highly experienced in managing the probate process, setting up guardianships, special needs trusts, and conservatorships. We have assisted many clients with tax and gift planning, and with real estate and leasing transactions. We are also one of the few law firms in Southern California that practices animal law.

Law Firm Ventura ©Valentin MendozaWe take pride in the excellent service we provide to all of our clients. We know that people often come to us during challenging or difficult life events, and that the complexity of many of the proceedings we assist with can be overwhelming. It is our hope that we can make things easier for you, and that you will have peace of mind knowing that your family, loved ones, or business are protected and in good hands.

We want to be the first source of legal assistance you turn to and rely on when legal matters arise. We hope to earn your trust and business, and be your lawyers, for life. If for some reason we are unable to help you with a particular matter, we will refer you to another lawyer who will give you the same level of quality service and care that we strive to provide.

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Living Trust 101: Marital Split Trust

In the first two posts of our three-part series on living trusts, we shared information about the Traditional AB Trust or QTIP Trust, and about the Disclaimer or Flex Trust. As we wrote in those posts, living trusts help protect your family members after your death. They help facilitate the avoidance of probate and some taxes, provides a way to choose beneficiaries, and allow you to easily make changes to your estate planning when circumstances change. In this final post, we will examine the last basic type of living trust that a married couple with children might choose to use in their estate planning.

Testimonials

  • Katie Becker has the utmost respect and care for her clients. You feel as though you are being treated as family. I know this because I am not only her client but have referred her to my own clients as well and they have given me the same feedback. It never seems to be a bother when you call her; she welcomes all questions and challenges. She handles everything with professionalism and confidentiality. Highly recommend her!

    Ann McKillican, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Properties, Ventura, CA

  • I have known Katie for a long time and have dealt with her on several occasions and have never been disappointed in any aspect of her work. She is very professional, knowledgeable and responsive. She understands client’s needs and is very creative in her advice.

    Ike Sherman, Esq., Woodland Hills, CA

  • I have had the pleasure of working with Katie on several demanding litigation cases. Katie’s contribution to each case that we have handled is invaluable. She is organized, attentive to clients and detail, and always willing to step up on new developments as they arise. I will always welcome an opportunity to work with Katie.

    Jill Ryther, Animal Law Attorney, Los Angeles, CA

  • I sleep better knowing that my family’s estate planning needs are in Katie’s capable hands. Just as important as their professionalism and experience is how they treat their clients. This is expert legal advice on a first name basis.

    Allison B., CA

  • I was very pleased with the law services provided by the Law Firm of Ben Schuck & Katherine Becker, LLP where I received personal attention. I would highly recommend Katherine Becker. She gained my trust and I will recommend her to anyone who is looking for a great lawyer.

    Rosa C., Oxnard, CA

  • We were referred to Ben Schuck & Katherine Becker, LLP by an attorney who had helped us in the past and who did not specialize in small business law. Katie and Sacheen were amazing. They set up our S Corporation in 4 days with the necessary forms to open our business bank account! Our requested NDA and misc. forms we needed were done quickly and professionally. We are so glad to have Ben Schuck & Katherine Becker, LLP on our team while we begin this journey. Thank you Katie & Sacheen!

    Jason and Angie C., CA