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David Ostrove

David Ostrove

  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Divorce ...
  • California
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I am a dedicated and skilled estate planning and tax law attorney with more than 40 years of experience. My firm delivers expert advice to clients in the Southern California area.

My areas of practice include estate planning, wills, probate, trusts, estates, guardianships, conservatorships, and tax law.

Whatever your estate planning or tax issue is, I will work tirelessly and help you through every step of your case.

Southwestern Univ School of Law
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Professional Experience
Attorney At Law
David Ostrove Attorney At Law
California Attorney At Law, 1960 - Present California CPA 1957 - 2017 (presently inactive) Senior Adjunct Professor Of Law, Southwestern School Of Law, Los Angeles Expert witness
Articles & Publications
California Continuing Education of the Bar
Taxation Law in Los Angeles
California State Bar
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 30229
- Current
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  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Legal Malpractice
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Expert Witness
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Estate Litigation
  • Will Contests
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Legal Answers
Q. Can I sue my lawyer for misrepresentation, he missed all filing dates ect.
A: You may sue your lawyer, but that does not mean that you will win anything. You must prove all the elements of your case: You must prove that he/she was your lawyer. Did you have a client lawyer fee agreement? You have to prove that your lawyer was negligent, pursuant to the law of your state. You must prove your damages with specificity. You must prove that your lawyer's negligence was the cause of your damages.
Q. What say does a beneficiary (me) have concerning how cash assets are distributed? Executor chose, not the deceased.
A: The trust language controls. The Trustee must administer the trust strictly in accordance with the Settlor's intentions.
Q. My aunt died in 2012 with a Will saying she left $25k and her “community property interest “ in her home to me but only
A: As of the date of your Aunt's death, you own her 1/2 of the community property, subject to her spouse's right to live there. At surviving husband's death you should have received your Aunt's remaining 1/2 of the community property. She can only give away her 1/2 of the community property. She gave her 1/2 to you. You need an experienced wills and trusts attorney to help you with this.
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David Ostrove, Attorney At Law
6157 Wooster Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90056
Telephone: (323) 939-3400
Fax: (323) 939-3500