Helping families and individuals create an estate plan that is tailored to meet their needs.

  • Law Offices of Christine M. Kouvaris, Inc.

  • Estate Planning Services

    Build a foundation for your family's security in the event of your incapacity or death.

  • Estate Administration Services

    Did your family member pass and have a trust or will (or no estate plan)? Have you been named as the trustee or executor in your family member's estate planning documents? While it can feel stressful to be nominated to carry out someone’s final wishes, we will calmly guide you through the estate administration process. We will assist you from start to finish to administer the trust, probate the will, or probate the estate of a family member with no estate plan.

  • Beneficiary Representation

    Did your family member pass? Are you a beneficiary of their trust, will or intestate estate? Are you having trouble receiving your inheritance or receiving information from the fiduciary? We can represent your interests as a beneficiary to ensure that you receive your inheritance and the necessary and proper financial disclosures to keep you informed.

Providing services and legal advice to each client with compassion, integrity, honesty.

We listen to your needs and create estate plans that are custom tailored for each client.

How We Can Help You And Your Family

We specialize in helping families and individuals create an estate plan that is tailored to meet their needs. We help families who are dealing with the incapacity of a family member. We also help families after the death of a loved one with the administration of the estate. San Jose Attorney Christine M. Kouvaris is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

The California Board of Legal Specialization estimates that only 3% of all attorneys in California are Certified Specialists. To be a certified specialist, an attorney must take and pass a comprehensive full-day written examination; must have demonstrated a high level of expertise and requisite number of years of experience in the applicable subject areas; must fulfill mandated ongoing education requirements, and must have been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his or her work.

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Estate Planning / Estate Administration / Beneficiary Representation

Estate Planning

  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Guardian Nomination
  • Cross Generational Planning for Individuals and Families

Estate Administration / Beneficiary Representation

  • Trust Administration & Probate Administration
  • Beneficiary Representation
  • Estate Tax & Gift Tax Return Preparation
  • Fiduciary Accountings
  • Court Petitions

Beyond the Basics

  • Planning for Same Sex Couples
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Pet Trusts
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Education Trusts
  • Gifting Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts/Planning
  • Pre/Post Marital Agreements

Incapacity Administration

  • Conservatorships
  • Guardianships
  • Guardian Representation
  • Representation of Agent under Health Care Directive or Power of Attorney