Bezaire & Leathers

Serving Southern California   Estate Planning, Probate, & 
(714) 543-6829                                                 Trust Administration      
   
                  

Welcome to the Law Offices of Bezaire & Leathers.

Overview


We are an estate planning firm whose focus is to provide Southern California residents with comprehensive and affordable solutions for quality estate planning.  Our task is to make sure that we develop a customized estate plan that properly meets your needs.  We are dedicated to giving you the necessary information to make an informed decision best suited for you and your loved ones.  We are committed to listening to your requests, personal goals, financial objectives and the end result you are looking to achieve.  Our objective is to provide direction and assistance with the administration of trust assets, probate, and/or conservatorships.   

When you call or visit our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing these very important aspects of your financial and family life.  We want to help you preserve as much of your estate as possible for your beneficiaries by deflecting probate, estate taxes, and other liabilities; help you establish asset distribution to protect your wealth; and help you ensure that you are prepared in the event of incapacity or in case of disability.  We structure and prepare wills, and other estate planning documents, including durable powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, and living trusts.  We help you maintain your estate plan to reflect the changes in your life and ensure that you understand how your estate plan will be handled according to your wishes and goals.


Our Services

We assist clients in maintaining privacy and control of their estate by utilizing one or more of the following:
*Revocable Living Trust (single and married couples)
*Qualified Terminable Interest Property (QTIP) Trust
*Qualified Domestic Trusts (QDOT)
*Special Needs Trusts
*Pour-Over Wills
*Powers of Attorney
*Advance Health Care Directives
*Irrevocable Life Insurance (ILIT) Trust
*Personal Residence Trusts
*Charitable Remainder & Charitable Lead Trusts
*Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts

Trust & Probate Administration - We assist clients grieving the death of a family member by providing trust and probate administrative services, small estate distribution, spousal property petitions, trust division upon the death of a spouse, trust funding, trust amendments, and gift and estate tax return preparation.

Conservatorships - We assist clients in conservatorship proceedings so that they may assume the responsibility of taking care of a loved one who is physically unable or financially incapable of taking care of himself or herself. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History

In 1961, Neil Bezaire began practicing law. His daughter, Marie Bezaire joined her father in 1976.  In 1981, his daughter Christina & Stephen joined the firm.   Following this, in 1987, his daughter Anne Bezaire joined the firm.   During the next few years, Christina and Neil Bezaire retired and the firm split into three separate solo practices for Stephen, Maria and Anne Bezaire. 

In 2002 Maria retired to
Hawaii and Anne took over her client files and created Bezaire & Associates with offices in five locations: West Los Angeles, Encino, Torrance, Long Beach, and Irvine. Stephen Bezaire continues his practice in Pasadena.

Anne Bezaire retired in 2007 and her associate, Evelyn Leathers takes over Anne Bezaire’s offices in
Irvine, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Riverside.


The new firm name is Bezaire & Leathers.




Attorney Profiles

Evelyn M. Leathers

Evelyn received her law degree from Whittier Law School where she was the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship.  Evelyn graduated cum laude, in the top 20th percentile of her class.  She received honors of distinction in Legal Writing and Research, Wills and Trusts, Disability Law and Labor Law.  She also served as the Managing Editor of the Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy.

Evelyn has been an advocate for disabled students, helping them to receive an appropriate education.  She is currently a member of the American Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Associate, as well as, a member of the Trust and Estates section in each association.

Evelyn moved to
Southern California from Texas, with her husband Stephen in 1989.  Stephen is a former police investigator/supervisor and currently practices criminal defense law in California.

Adam T. Alt


Adam received his law degree from Western State University College of Law (WSU) with Scholastic Merit.  He was a member of the 2012 WSU Negotiations Team.  He received the Witkin Award (4.0 GPA) in Business Associations II, and was listed on the WSU Honor Roll twice.

Adam is a member of the Orange County Bar Association.

Adam was born and raised in Orange County.  He has a wife and two darling girls.

Contact Us

Call BEZAIRE & LEATHERS today at (714) 543-6829, or send an e-mail to EstatePlanning@leatherslaw.com and we will contact you to set up a free initial consultation.

Office Locations

Our main office is located in the heart of Orange County at:

41 Corporate Park, Suite 320
Irvine, CA 92606

We also accommodate meetings in our satellite offices (
Seal Beach, Ontario, and San Diego) or your residence by appointment only.
 

Disclaimer: The information contained on this Southern California estate planning website is not intended as a source of legal advice. You should not act upon or rely on information at this or any other website without the advice of a competent Southern California Estate Planning attorney, especially if you reside outside the State of California, where we are not licensed to practice law and do not give legal advice. Please note that making a phone call or sending an e-mail does not create an attorney-client relationship; this requires a written agreement. Do not e-mail any confidential information to us until an agreement is signed. This website is intended for educational and informational purposes only.