Estate planning is not just having a will or a trust, or only about “who gets what.”

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When it comes to your estate plan, the choices you made when your first created your estate plan may no longer be what you want.

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Post-Death Trust Administration

Trust administration is the process of administering an estate when someone dies with a trust.

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Westlake Village Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney

An Estate Plan Customized for You, Your Family & Your Legacy

Thank you for visiting us. At Acorn Law, we believe it’s not about the law, it’s about people, and our approach reflects that. We aim to create lasting relationships with our clients and to become trusted advisors they can count on. We take the time to listen to your fears, desires and dreams, and we work with you to craft a unique, custom-tailored solution that you understand and can use.

I became an estate planning attorney because I want to help families. The legal system can be confusing and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. I speak in plain English and truly want you to understand your options and help you make wise decisions. With good planning, not only can future headache and expense be avoided, but you can leave a legacy for your family, taking care of them even after you are gone.

I take pride in providing each of my clients with one-on-one counseling, responsive, clear communication, and excellent service. I work closely with you to make sure your goals are realized. Estate planning is a lifelong process, and I strive to build relationships that last long after we first meet.

On our website we’ve put together resources and education for you to help you understand your options and some of the issues you should consider. When you are ready, I would love to sit down with you, get to know each other, and help you create an estate plan that’s custom made for you and your family.

Marc Mackenzie, Attorney
Marc Mackenzie

Attorney at Law

“I want to thank Marc Mackenzie of Acorn Law who helped me in putting together my “Living Trust”. This is something I have been putting off for many years. I feel good inside knowing something so important has been taken care of. I am so glad I went to Acorn Law to have this done. Debra Castillo has been so much help also. People don’t realize how important such documents can be in a time of death with a family. I would highly recommend Marc at Acorn Law to take care of such needs. Thank you again!”

Cindy D.

“We appreciate your help in updating all our documents; family Trust, Wills, Power of Attorney’s and Advance Health Care Directives. So many laws have changed over the years and we needed to be current. The information you provided was explained in a language that was easy to comprehend, which helped in determining our present goals for us and our family.”

Melton and Janice B.
“I cannot say enough about my wonderful experience with your firm. Marc was always so helpful and would go to extremes to explain things to me if I didn’t understand. He would always answer my emails promptly and follow up on the tasks that I was assigned to take care of. Marc discussed different options with me and worked out a plan that gives me so much peace of mind for the future of my heirs. He has offered to make himself available to talk with my children if they need to understand the trust as well. He is very professional and very likable. You and Marc and your entire staff were so warm and friendly when I would come into the office. I have already mentioned your firm to friends of mine and I am so happy that I went to his free seminar that I saw advertised on Facebook. It was something I had been putting off doing, and I realized that I really needed to get this done and so happy that I did. I still have a few things I need to complete and probably will have a few more questions before it is all over with, but I know that he is available to speak to me whenever needed.”
Cindy B.
“Before we retained Acorn Law P.C., and Marc Mackenzie to handle our “Estate Planning”, I contacted the Better Business Bureau to check on his business practice. I was informed that he had an “A” rating and had no complaints against his practice. Upon meeting Marc, we felt instantly comfortable with him. He explained the steps to be taken to set up our “Estate Plan”. At the second meeting, he designed our plan and explained very clearly to us the paperwork he would have us sign. At our third meeting, we signed all documents and he presented us with a large binder containing all the documents and told us to feel free to call him if we had any questions. We felt very confident that we made the right choice in choosing Acorn Law P.C. and Marc Mackenzie to draw up our Estate Plan.”
Ted and Nancy C.
“My husband and I can’t say enough wonderful things about Marc Mackenzie at Acorn Law. Mr. Mackenzie worked with us to update our living trust and assisted us in putting in place a care plan for my husband, who is paralyzed, ventilator-dependent, and requires 24-hour care. Mr. Mackenzie is not only a professional, knowledgeable, skilled, and thorough attorney, but also a caring and compassionate partner. He even met with us in our home because he knew it would be complicated to transport my husband to his office. He took the time to ensure that we understood all of the legal provisions in the trust documents and agreed with his approach. He then incorporated into our legal documents provisions that addressed all of our needs. We now have peace of mind that our affairs are in good order and that my husband will be well taken care of should he survive me. We are grateful to Marc Mackenzie and strongly recommend him for all estate planning and elder law matters.”
Cheryl and Ismail T.