Kevin L. Dorhout, Attorney for East Ventura County and West Los Angeles County
When facing a difficult decision or unpleasant situation in your personal life or business, a compassionate, caring, experienced and aggressive attorney may be just what you need to help you or your family through those difficult times. For many people, the prospect of going to court or deciding what will happen when they face a lawsuit or family law issue relating to child visitation modification, child support, spousal support or any probate matter is both unnerving and unsettling.
When dealing with a lawsuit, a divorce, guardianship, conservatorship or end of life issue, you need a lawyer who will listen, one you can confide in and one who will address your needs and concerns. Kevin Dorhout is an experienced trial attorney who has devoted his entire career to representing clients that need help in reaching a just and fair result in court and for the long-term benefit of their families. Mr. Dorhout’s practice is devoted to helping individuals and small businesses with their individual or business needs relating to traditional estate planning, probate, family law, business and real estate matters.
Litigation Attorney – Business and Real Estate
When buying or selling a business or real estate, there are certain disputes that tend to arise during or after the purchase of these assets. Allocating, understanding or balancing risks is something every person has to weigh during these transaction. After more than a decade of advising and litigating issues arising from these transactions, Mr. Dorhout can provide you guidance on how to try and avoid problems or disputes. Every transaction runs a risk. As an attorney who is comfortable in the Courtroom, if a transaction results in a threatened or actual lawsuit, Mr. Dorhout can provide you with insight on the judicial process and how lawsuits are litigated. Preserving your rights and protecting you or your business is the primary goal. Mr. Dorhout has appeared in court in Ventura, Simi Valley, Los Angeles (various courtrooms – Van Nuys, Lancaster, Downtown and others), Orange County, Riverside, Oakland) and in Federal Bankruptcy Court.
Family Law Attorney – Property Division, Spousal Support, Child Support, Child Custody & Visitation
Family law matters can be extremely emotional. Everyone reacts differently to a divorce. A divorce is a lawsuit where spouses are now splitting up their entire life – including that of their children. There is a paradigm shift in your relationships with your family, friends and even at work due to this change in your routines, habits and everyday matters. With all of this potential upheaval (and potential domestic violence issues, order to show causes for support modifications, visitation modifications, etc.), it is easy for clients to lose sight of what is most important to themselves and their children. An attorney can keep you focused on your need for a fair and equitable division of property, spousal support, child support, child custody and child visitation orders. Mr. Dorhout has years of experience helping clients through difficult transitions in their personal lives and in their businesses. His calm demeanor helps clients work towards resolving their concerns and the Court to understanding his client’s needs. The goal is always to seek a fair and complete resolution to matters, but if needed, Mr. Dorhout will call upon his years of trial experience to advocate for his client. If you, or someone you know in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Camarillo, Oak Park or nearby areas needs a strong advocate for a child custody modification, spousal support modification or child support modification, please contact Mr. Dorhout.
Estate Planning/Probate Attorney – Trusts, Wills, Conservatorships & Guardianships
An estate planning attorney can prepare a trust which is something everyone with a house, bank accounts and assets totaling in six figures. The reasons are twofold – avoid probate fees and take advantage of a step up in basis for real estate upon the death of a spouse or partner. A basic estate plan will include a trust, pourover will, power of attorney and health care directive. Mr. Dorhout can provide you with a plan that can keep you out of the probate court.
A probate attorney can provide guidance on conservatorships and guardianships. There are a number of duties and responsibilities that arise when appointed as a conservator or guardian of a person and/or estate. Taking on these responsibilities might be too much for a son or daughter taking over for their parent or for a grandparent to take on raising a grandchild. Mr. Dorhout can help you decide if you want to take on those responsibilities and whether alternatives are available. The other part of probate is if a person with a six figure estate does not have a trust, then the estate must be probated. Mr. Dorhout can provide those services for you as well.
Unfortunately, disputes between family members will arise and probate litigation arises, Mr. Dorhout is here to help.
Offering quality legal service and personal attention at reasonable rates, Mr. Dorhout provides clients with peace of mind while seeking a solution to their problems.
There is a recent link posted about Mr. Dorhout on realtor Michael Rice’s website – Great Businesses in the Conejo Valley: Kevin L. Dorhout – Attorney In Westlake Village
Kevin L. Dorhout, Attorney at Law, APC serves the needs of Business, Real Estate, Family Law (Spousal/Child Support Modification, Visitation, Custody, Divorce), Estate Planning and Probate clients in Ventura County (Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Fillmore, Camarillo, Ventura, Oxnard, Oak Park, Santa Paula) and Los Angeles County in the west San Fernando Valley (Agoura, Calabasas, Hidden Valley, Oak Park, Van Nuys, West Hills, Northridge, Woodland Hills) and is located in Westlake Village. Please feel free to contact Mr. Dorhout to set up a free initial consultation.