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In the midst of these unprecedented times, we remain firmly committed to providing you with exceptional legal guidance. In lieu of in-person meetings, we offer phone consultations and video conferences so that you can receive the legal support you need.

Estate Planning & Probate Attorney — Arroyo Grande

Helping You Plan For Success

Creating customized legal strategies to address your unique estate planning needs

Douglas M. Buchanan Attorney at Law assists central coast clients with a wide array of estate planning matters, including wills, trusts, real estate trust transfers, advance health care directives, and probate. We also help our clients with their corporate formation needs.

Estate Planning

When it comes to protecting your legacy, it’s never too early to create an estate plan. We will work with you to understand your specific needs so that we can develop a customized estate plan that allows you to achieve your goals while keeping the future bright.

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Probate

If you are currently facing the probate process in California, we are here to answer your questions and to advise you on how to best protect your interests and claims to the estate.

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Secure Your Future

For practical and honest guidance regarding your estate plan or or a probate matter, reach out today!

(805) 541-6440

Wills & Trusts

We can help you draft a solid estate plan, including a will, trust, and other important documents to ensure that your legacy is protected. Depending on your unique circumstances, we will customize your estate plan to address your needs.

Health Care Directives

A health care directive includes a living will, which outlines your wishes regarding medical interventions. You can also designate a power of attorney for health care decisions, ensuring that this trusted individual will make your wishes known, should you become incapacitated in the future.

Real Estate Trusts

If you own real estate that you would like to transfer to a trust, we can discuss the benefits of such a strategy and guide you through the process, answering all of your questions along the way.

Corporate Formation

Are you interested in forming a new business? Or, are you looking at restructuring a current business to better suit your needs? We can assist you with any number of business and corporate formation matters to help you achieve your goals.

About Douglas M. Buchanan

Douglas M. Buchanan practices estate planning and probate law alongside Deirdre, his paralegal wife, in Arroyo Grande. Our small, family-run practice provides an informal yet professional environment for us to get to know our clients and build your trust so that we can openly discuss sensitive matters, such as wills, trusts and health care directives.