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What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself & Your Family - Charlene Usher, Esq.

April 27, 2014 3:53 PM | Anonymous

We love this quaint little tea house in the heart of Korea Town!  Hwa Sun Ji has been hosting OMG for a few of our intimate conversations this year, and their range of flavorful teas, together with their delectable Korean treats, have been a perfect complement to our dialogues. The room was filled with OMG members to have an Intimate Conversation with estate planning attorney; Charlene Usher, Esq. 

Charlene was a wealth of information, and it became abundantly clear that this was a subject that many wanted to hear more about, and had lots of questions that Charlene was able to answer.  

Charlene covered the probate process, and what a family would have to go through if their estate was not in order.  The associated costs and length of time was actually quite eye opening for many members, and we learned that the worst thing that you could actually do for your family, is nothing.  

Charlene advised that the best route for families is the creation of a comprehensive Living Trust, with you being the Trustee.  She shared that Living Trusts are private, and protected from the lengthy probate process.  We discussed in depth the details of everything that could be contained in a Living Trust, from plans for your children in the event that something should happen to you, to what should happen if you become disabled and other health care directives as it relates to end of life decisions, health care agents etc. 

There isn't enough space here to cover the whole conversation, but we definitely recommend Charlene as a great resource for all your questions and estate planning needs.  

Charlene is a wealth of knowledge, and loves this practice area, and it definitely showed.  Thanks Charlene for your generosity in sharing your wisdom with our OMG members, we definitely appreciated you!

For more information or to reach Charlene visit: 

About Charlene:

Ms. Usher was admitted to the California Bar in 1997. She is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is licensed to practice law in the State of California and is a member of the California State Bar. Ms. Usher is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Usher has over fifteen years of legal experience and is known for her ability to meet the needs of sophisticated clients who appreciate attention to detail, responsiveness and excellent service. Ms. Usher & Usher Law Group represent clients such as AT&T (formerly SBC Communications), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, Southern California Gas Co (, Golden State Foods,( Verizon and many other companies and industries. She has also represented professionals such as physicians, accountants, engineers and attorneys in establishing their estate plans.


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