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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.

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, 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
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
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
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 30229
- Current
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Articles & Publications
California Continuing Education of the Bar
Taxation Law in Los Angeles
California State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
55 Questions Answered

Q. I would like to claim independent status on my tax return.
A: You do not claim "independent status" on your tax return. You file as a single person . You claim one exemption. Yourself. HOWEVER: If your parents pay more than 1/2 of your support in the calendar year, they may claim you as their dependent. AND: If they claim you as an exemption on their return, you may not claim yourself too, in that year. BUT: But, if your parents have agreed Not to claim an exemption for you on their tax return, you may claim your own exemption on your individual tax return. I hope this was helpful. Just pick up instructions for form 1040. They are clear and easy to read. OR, engage a tax service to make sure everything is filled out correctly. All the best to you.
Q. What is my entity type if I’m running an online smoke shop?
A: Based on what you have stated, you are probably a sole proprietorship.
Q. I need to know what I can do tomorrow to stop this trustee from selling a house explicitly left to me. Is it in escrow?
A: You need an attorney with probate and trust experience to file a petition for you with the Court and spell out all facts and tell the Court what you want and why. The Court will set a hearing date.
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Contact & Map
David Ostrove, Attorney At Law
6157 Wooster Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90056
Telephone: (323) 939-3400
Fax: (323) 939-3500